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CAA launches EV Buyer's Guide to help Canadians looking into buying zero emission or fuel efficient vehicles

As more and more Canadians are looking into getting an electric vehicle down the line, CAA has compiled a list of EVs so that people can find the car that best suits their needs.


The company’s Kristine D’Arbelles says CAA has been supporting the transition to fuel efficient and zero emissions vehicles for about a decade, and wanted to provide a comprehensive guide so that Canadians can find the information they’re looking for in one place.


There are also hybrid models included for residents living in areas like northern Manitoba where owning an EV currently may not be viable.


“It is a reality, especially in rural and northern communities where there is not a lot of public charging infrastructure or there is less public charging infrastructure. We wanted to make sure that even if someone was really interested in making that switch to a zero emission or to a more fuel efficient vehicle it’ll be worth shown all the options. While we do have all the EVs in there, we did want to include hybrids because for some people who might be in a very rural scenario, it might not make sense for them to quite make that jump to an electric vehicle.”


A recent study by KPMG indicated seven in ten Canadians intend to make their next vehicle purchase an EV, with sales growing five per cent in 2021 to nearly eight per cent in the first quarter of 2022.


Listen to the full interview about CAA’s EV Buyer’s Guide on Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon.

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