It’s gotten pretty hard for even a day to pass without there being some mention of electric mobility in the automotive industry. We have been witness to this staggering explosion of interest and innovation in the domain of green vehicles for a few years now, but 2019 is proving to be a particularly fertile and febrile period for new hybrid, plug-in and all-electric vehicles – and Canada’s market is being as upended as any in the world!
We published our first Hybrid and Electric Car Guide in the summer of 2017, and the immense interest drew begged for a follow-up last year. Interest has only grown since then, so we’re back this year with a comprehensive look at all the models that in their way contribute to reducing fossil-fuel emissions around the world.
As in the past, we’ve included important figures like base prices, as well as links to relevant reviews we’ve published and specifications of certain models.
One other change in the domain is worth noting for 2019: this year, with Ontario’s cancellation of its EV rebate program, only two provinces currently offer incentives to buyers of electricity-powered vehicles, Quebec and British Columbia.
The big news in 2019 from Audi is the arrival of the e-tron SUV ($90,000), which will take direct aim at the Tesla Model X even with the substantial price difference between the two all-electrics. Its range is given as 400 km, although as per usual it will realistically be less than that in real-world conditions.