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TIME TO PLUG IN!

KIA CANADA CLEARS UP COMMON EV MISCONCEPTIONS

Since the pandemic began…

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    of Canadians say they feel safest travelling by car

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    of Canadians are more conscious of their life choices and impact on the environment


Tune-Up on EV Facts

  • Kia Canada identified common EV misconceptions to arm Canadians with the facts to get behind the wheel and gain EV confidence!

  • 51% of Canadians would consider or intend to purchase an EV as their next vehicle to reduce their carbon footprint

    82% of Canadians have never driven an EV before

No-Nuisance EV Charging

47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV for their next vehicle. Among this group:

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    MYTH

    50% believe that finding a charging station is a nuisance

    FACT

    There are 14,000+ public charging ports (Level 2 and 3) available across Canada

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    MYTH

    30% don’t think they can install a charging port in their home

    FACT

    71% of EV charging is done at home

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    MYTH

    30% believe it takes too long to charge an EV

    FACT

    All Kia EVs can be recharged to 80% in <1 hour using a Level 3 charging station (100 kW)

Canadians can easily charge-up on the road or in the comfort of their homes – now that’s the plug-in treatment

EV Range, Not an Issue

47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV for their next vehicle. Among this group:

  • MYTH

    49% believe that EVs cannot drive long distances

    FACT

    79% of Canadian car owners drive less than 50kms on an average day Kia EVs offer impressive range of up to 385km in a single charge

  • Kia’s EVs are ready to go the distance – wherever the destination may be!


EV Cost? You’re Covered!

47% of Canadians would not consider purchasing an EV for their next vehicle. Among this group:

  • The switch to EV is not so costly after all

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  • MYTH

    59% believe EVs are too costly and expensive to maintain

    FACT

    The Government of Canada offers federal sales incentives of up to $5,000 for the purchase of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs)

    + $8,000 if you are a resident of Quebec
    + $3,000 if you are a resident of British Columbia

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