Canada’s EV infrastructure is improving rapidly, which has motivated several car owners to make the switch. However, EV automakers feel that customers need just a little push and are offering several incentives and free charging is one of them.
Here’s a list of Canada’s top EV automakers and the incentives they’re currently offering:
People who purchase the 2022 or 2023 Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV will receive a complementary installation of a Level 2 Charging outlet. Those who don’t want the outlet or already have one installed are eligible to receive a $750 credit.
Mazda only has one electric vehicle – the 2022 Mazda MX-30, but their offer’s very promising. All owners will get a $500 credit for ChargePoint, which can be used towards public charging or in-home ChargePoint Level 2 charger.
People purchasing any of Audi’s Q4 e-tron, Q4 e-tron Sportback, e-tron, e-tron Sportback, e-tron GT, and RS e-tron GT will get four years or 1,400 kWh of DC Fast Charging sessions at Electrify Canada stations.
Volkswagen ID.4 owners get three years of unlimited charging at Electrify Canada chargers and e-Golf owners will receive two years of complementary 30-minute charging sessions.
Another automaker teaming up with Electrify Canada, Porsche Taycan owners will receive three years of complementary 30-minute charging sessions. The EV has superfast charging capabilities, so you’ll be able to charge the car quickly within 30 minutes.
Lucid Air is set to release in 2023 but customers who have reserved the car will get two years of complementary charging at Electrify Canada.
Cadillac Lyriq owners will receive a free EV charger installation service, but they have to purchase the 11.5-kW Ultium PowerUp unit. To qualify for this offer, they have to take the car’s delivery by the end of 2022. If you already own an EV charger, you’ll receive a $750 credit towards FLO public charging stations.
Other EV automakers are working on offers for Canadians
Hyundai offers a two-year unlimited charging program through Electrify America for US customers but confirmed that they are working on a partnership for Canadian customers. Genesis, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz made similar statements but didn’t mention any timeline. Ford, on the other hand, just raised the price of their F-150 Lightning.
Making the switch to tackle rising gas prices
A survey by BMW Group Canada revealed that 79% of Canadians are worried about the rising gas prices, which is expected to hit $2/litre in June 2023. 25% of Canadians plan to switch to electric vehicles in the next two years. Several Canadians also care about the environment and sustainability, which is a major deciding factor for them to make the switch.