If you’re curious about electric vehicles but aren’t ready to buy one, there are some good rental options that you can test out. There are more options across Canada to rent one for a few hours to a few weeks at prices that aren’t much different from renting a gas powered vehicle. Rentals are great options while visiting or travelling and electric vehicles provide a greener option.
If you are in Vancouver, the rental giant Hertz offers the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai Kona. The company announced in October that it was buying 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its fleet but they are not available in Canada yet. If you really want to try out a Tesla, you will have to contact the company Zerocar which charges $169 per day.
Communauto is a company that offers car-sharing services in four provinces. THeir fleet includes 113 electric vehicles, and 108 of them are part of the Montreal fleet of over 2,400 vehicles. A recent study found that the majority of dealerships across the country have no zero-emissions vehicles in stock specifically outside Quebec, B.C. and Ontario.
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