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The Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry Lies with Right To Repair Legislation

The Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry Lies with Right to Repair Legislation Imagine you purchased your first used electric vehicle (EV) only to discover later the battery has degraded below its useful life and you are told that you need a replacement. If the battery is within its manufacturer warranty period, typically …

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The True Cost of Electric Vehicle Ownership

The True Cost of Electric Vehicle Ownership New analysis from Clean Energy Canada finds that electric vehicles (EVs) are in fact cheaper, often much cheaper, than their gas counterparts. The report, published through Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue, analyzed a number of popular electric car models, comparing their total cost of ownership (the purchase …

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PST Exemption on Used EVs

Buying an EV Becomes More Affordable. Purchasers of pre-owned zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia are now eligible to receive an exemption from the seven percent provincial sales tax. Effective February 23, 2022, used EVs are exempt from PST. The exemption applies to all motor dealer sales, as well as private sales of used EVs that …

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Modern Electric Vehicle Rides Through the Tunnel at Night

Are EVs Safe to Drive

Are EVs Safe to Drive? The answer is, yes. In fact, all vehicles are much safer today than they were 20 years ago, or even 5 years ago. This is due to many new innovative safety features, such as automated driver alerts and other critical accident-avoidance features. However, electric vehicles are powered by high-voltage (HV) …

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EV Maintenance

EV Maintenance: Myths vs. Reality Some people think that owning a zero-emission vehicle means having zero maintenance to perform. True, there are fewer mechanical parts compared to a conventional vehicle – they don’t have an engine or transmission and they don’t have a fuel tank. On pure electric vehicles that run solely on battery power, …

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Cost of Ownership

The Cost of Owning an EV Just like any other consumer product, as EVs become more mainstream, prices are coming down. When the first production models of Hybrids and EVs were introduced, price was a barrier for many people. They typically cost considerably more than their normally-aspirated counterparts. Today, Hybrids and EVs are usually only …

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