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Transportation habits are changing. It’s time to get plugged in!

Many Canadians are considering more sustainable choices as part of their daily lives. And that includes what they drive. In fact, half of Canadians intend to purchase, or would consider purchasing, an electric vehicle for their next vehicle.*

At Kia, this is our wheelhouse. We offer one of the largest green car lineups among mainstream automotive manufacturers in Canada. We know the switch to EV can seem overwhelming. That’s why we are proud to help educate and answer your EV questions.

Scroll on to experience how electrifying the journey can be!

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Debunking EV Myths

There is a lot of excitement around EVs, yet the majority of Canadians (82%) have never driven an electric vehicle.* We think that’s because there are misconceptions. So, Kia is debunking some of the biggest myths and providing data to help Canadians make informed decisions:
  • Myth #1: EV Charging Station Availability
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    47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV and among this group 50% feel that finding a charging station is a nuisance.*

    The options for charging outside the home are growing by leaps and bounds. ChargeHub, North America’s leading charging station app, says there are more than 14,000 public charging ports available across Canada. This represents a 50% increase over last year.

    In reality though, EV charging is done at home 71% of the time**. Kia supplies a Level 1 charger that works with any household outlet with the purchase of our Soul EV, Niro EV and Niro PHEV models. This allows you to recharge at home overnight.

  • Myth #2: EV Charge Time
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    47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV and among this group 30% feel it takes too long to charge an electric vehicle.*

    Actually, all Kia EVs can be recharged to 80% in under an hour using a Level 3 charging station. Just enough time to run errands or enjoy a meal out with friends.

  • Myth #3: Range
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    47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV and among this group 49% feel that electric vehicles cannot drive long distances.*

    The range of electric cars has improved drastically: Kia EVs offer an impressive vehicle range of up to 385km on a single charge. When you consider that 68% of Canadian car owners drive less than 50kms on an average day,* Kia’s popular EV models can provide a week’s worth of driving on just one charge.

    But what about road trips? The pandemic has definitely boosted the popularity of road trips. The growing number of charging stations across the nation helps to eliminate the anxiety around charging on the road.

    For EV-craving Canadians who need more range, hybrid or plug-in hybrid models offer EV environmental benefits, with a gas engine option for extended trips. The best of both worlds!

  • Myth #4: EV Cost
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    47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV and among this group 59% believe electric vehicles are too expensive and costly to maintain.*

    Over half of Canadians are more likely to purchase an electric vehicle knowing there are incentives to purchase.* The Canadian government and some provinces and regions offer up to $5,000 to offset the cost of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

    Learn more about incentives:

    Government of Canada’s EV websiteQuebec Government’s EV websiteBritish Columbia Government’s EV website
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