There are more than 93,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, with less than 200 in Saskatchewan. But that number is growing every day.

Why People Buy EVs:

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Environmentally Friendly

Drive an EV and lower your emissions by 22%.

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Save Money

Most electric vehicles cost about $6.00 to fully charge at home.

Low Maintenance

An electric motor means fewer moving parts and little to no fluids. That means no oil changes.

Balancing Performance and Cost

There are 2 different types of EVs you can buy:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) - BEVs are 100% electric and rely only on a battery.
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) - Using both power and gas, the engine turns on when the battery's empty.

Charging Options

Most people charge their EVs overnight at home. That’s why you’ll want to have the right set up for your vehicle.

  • Where you’ll find a Level 1 charger: Home
  • Installation cost: $0
  • Estimated charge time: 8 to 24 hours*
  • Who it’s for: the public
  • How much power does it use? As much as a space heater
  • How it connects: Plug into a standard outlet right in your home that’s dedicated for EV charging

  • Where you’ll find a Level 2 charger: Home or Work
  • Installation cost: $500 to $2,500
  • Estimated charge time: Up to 4 hours*
  • Who it’s for: the public or businesses wanting to provide charging for their employees
  • How much power does it use? As much as a clothes dryer
  • How it connects: you need to contact an electrician to install

  • Where you’ll find a Level 3 charger: Businesses
  • Installation cost: $50,000 to $100,000
  • Estimated charge time: 30 to 45 minutes or less*
  • Who it’s for: the public
  • These pay-per-use charging stations are intended for public use. Just like a gas station, but for charging an electric vehicle.

*For more details on EV charge times and vehicle ranges, visit a local dealer or the manufacturer's website.

How to Set Up a Charging Station

Contact an electrician to install a charging station at your home or business. This ensures you’ve got the proper equipment and set up for your vehicle(s).

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