(NC) With gas prices continuing to climb, more
families are considering making the switch to an electric
vehicle (EV). There are a variety of makes and models to choose from
and lots of fueling stations popping up across the country, making these
eco-friendly vehicles are now more accessible than ever.
Here are some things parenting expert Maureen Dennis wants Canadian parents to know about electric vehicles:
Not just for city folk. If you live in the country
and fear a limited driving range, worry not. EVs have come a long way in
the past few years. New technology allows them to go much farther – for
example, the Hyundai Kona electric leads its class with up to
415 kilometres of range on a full charge. Plus, charging stations are
easy to find if you need them.
Speed and performance. EVs have greatly evolved from
little city cars designed for short distances –
they offer far longer ranges than before as well as incredible speed and
pick-up. Many even say it takes some time to get used to how quickly
the car responds!
Budget-friendly. Many Canadians assume that all
electric cars are expensive and out of their price range. As
technology has advanced and interest in EVs continues to grow, there are
now a wide range of affordable EV models that are perfect for
families. Additionally, government rebates and the money you’ll save on
monthly gas bills can also take a significant chunk out of your overall