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Is now the time for you to make the switch to an EV

Is now the time for you to make the switch to an EV

Are you concerned about rising gas prices? If you aren’t, you should be! At the time of print, the median price of a regular liter of unleaded gas in Canada was over $2.00, but as we enter the summer driving season, those prices will soon reach $2.50 to $3.00 per liter, I think it is safe to say, the days of affordable gasoline are over!

Work from home (WFH) is coming to an end

Throughout the pandemic, those of us who were fortunate enough to have a job were given the option to work from home. It demonstrated that we could get work done without having to be shackled in our cubicles.

Offices throughout Canada are now recalling employees back to the office, utilizing a hybrid model of work from home and work at the office. The challenge with this new model is the dreaded commute.

No matter how fuel-efficient your current vehicle is, it will need gas to get you from home to work and back. How much of your hard-earned income are you willing to shell over to continue doing that is the question.

We are going to show you that switching to an EV is easier than you think, and once you crunch the numbers, it becomes a no-brainer.

EVs are expensive and don’t have much range

These are two of the most common mental barriers that drivers in Canada come up with when you ask the average Canadian whether they are considering buying an EV. The truth is the average EV cost is roughly the same as a comparable gas-powered vehicle.

The next and arguably biggest obstacle is range anxiety, which is a real thing or was until recently.

The lack of range in first-generation EVs was a legitimate concern if you lived in rural parts of Canada and needed to drive long distances.

Now with level 2 chargers that can be installed in your home and the average EV able to produce 400+ km of range on a single charge, you should have no issues.

You park your car at home at night, plug in the charger, and you are good to go in the morning.

The average Canadian only doesn’t need to use the fast chargers that provide level 3 charging for drivers going on extended road trips.

You are going to save money in the long run

When you look at the amount of money you will be saving on fuel, maintenance, and non-tangible, like helping the environment, you can see why making the switch to an EV is a good decision. It is not a matter of if but when everyone makes the change.

What you will need to do is seek out the right EV car buying advice; this is not something you should attempt on your own.

Reach out to your local car dealership; they will help you pick the EV that matches your driving style and budget. Even if you have credit issues, the dealership is staffed with credit experts that can help you.

If you live in an area of Canada where switching to an EV does not make sense today, a hybrid like the Jeep Wrangler 4XE, it gives you the benefits of electric and a 2L gas-powered engine for times when charging your battery is not an option.

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