More than 40 electric and PHEV vehicles in the spotlight at the AutoShowTORONTO
, Ont. — With each passing year, the number of electric vehicles hitting the market grows substantially.
Either purely electric or plug-in hybrid electric options are becoming more common place in the vehicle lineups of major manufacturers, and with each passing year the technology behind electric vehicles improves and grows, resulting in greater reliability and longer travelling distance between charges. More than 40 production and concept electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles will be on display during the Canadian International AutoShow, and several of them will be available for test drives at the AutoShow with Plug’n Drive, presented by Natural Resources Canada and sponsored by FLO, Toronto Hydro and The Globe and Mail
“Electric cars offer environmental and economical advantages over a traditional combustion engine,” says Cara Clairman, Chief Executive Officer of Plug’n Drive
, a non-profit organization committed to growing the electric car segment in Ontario. “Driving an electric vehicle can reduce your vehicular emissions by as much as 90%, and can save you up to $2,000 annually in fuel and maintenance costs.”
As electric vehicle technology progresses in leaps and bounds, with new contenders in the marketplace offering both hybrid and fully electric options that make electric cars a reality for the day-to-day consumer, the AutoShow will again provide a platform from which to test these vehicles. Electric and PHEV vehicles from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen and Volvo will be available as part of a test drive program with Plug’n Drive.
Plug’n Drive test drives will take place in both the North Building, on the internal road off the back of the main lobby, and in the 800 level loading dock of the South Building. Skip the lines and pre-register for an EV test drive at autoshow.ca/ev-test-drive
Check out what some of the car companies participating in the EV Test Drives have to say about the move to electric vehicles in this video
Currently, there are 36 electric or PHEV models for sale in Canada, with more than 42,000 electric vehicles on Canadian roads.
“The AutoShow has the latest offerings from every electric vehicle retailer in Canada on each of the main show floors,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “Never has there been more competition and choice in this space, and never has there been a better opportunity to take the leap into something new.”
The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star
and wheels.ca, is currently under way at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre until February 24th
. For tickets and show information, please visit autoshow.ca
. Media interested in attending can apply for accreditation at autoshow.ca/media-registration
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.About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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