CAA supports all moves to make vehicles more fuel efficient, including the development of EVs. We also believe that consumers want unbiased information about EVs. The information presented here is designed to answer your questions and help you decide if an electric vehicle is a good fit for you.
Types of Electric Vehicles Found in Canada
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)Learn more
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVS)Lean more
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)Learn more
Fuel-Cell Electric VehiclesLearn more
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVS)
A PHEV runs mostly on a battery that is recharged by plugging into the power grid, but it is also equipped with an internal combustion engine, running on gasoline or diesel fuel, that can recharge the battery and/or to replace the electric drive train when the battery is low and more power is required.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles
A FCEV creates electricity from hydrogen and oxygen, instead of storing and releasing energy like a battery. Because of these vehicles’ efficiency and water-only emissions, some experts consider these cars to be the best electric vehicles, even though they are still in development phases and provide many challenges.