These are the 15 electric vehicles currently available in Canada in 2019.
Electric vehicles are slowly creeping into the minds of consumers who are in the process of buying their next car or about to enter the process. With new federal government EV incentives taking effect on May 1 paired with available provincial electric vehicle rebates, electric vehicles are now more affordable than ever as well. And so, are you thinking about buying an EV?
If you are, this list is a great place to start. These are the electric vehicles available for sale in Canada in 2019. Some models are going to be discontinued in the near future, others may not be available just yet in dealerships, but by the end of the year they should all be available.
The list is quite diverse with models ranging from $38,000 to over $140,000 before options. There are electric luxury SUVs, two-seat EVs and everything in between. In other words, there aren’t too many options out there regardless of your budget which should make the research and test drive process easier. If you’re thinking of buying an EV, these are the electric cars available in Canada.
Audi e-tron – $90,000
The Audi e-tron was delayed a little bit but will arrive in June 2019 with a 328 kilometers of range which was less than expected despite a 95-kWh battery. Still, the e-tron brings a very luxurious interior to the table and quite a bit of refinement.
Read our Audi e-tron review.
BMW i3 – $51,000
The BMW i3 is stuck in a limbo right now. It was a pioneer of luxury electric vehicles a few years ago, but now it’s dated. It’s a blast to drive and its range extender is a great option, but it doesn’t have enough range to compete with the rest of the models on this list.
Read more about the 2019 BMW i3.
Chevrolet Bolt – $44,800
The Chevrolet Bolt is considered the first long-range affordable electric vehicle with 383 kilometers of range for under $45,000. Competition is heating up and the Bolt is no longer the range king in this price range, but it’s still among the best electric vehicles.
Read our Chevrolet Bolt review.
Hyundai Kona EV – $44,999
The Hyundai Kona EV is one of the most intriguing electric vehicles available in Canada right now. The Kona EV has 415 kilometers of range, more than any other EV save for Tesla, and yet it’s priced very competitively.
Read more about the Hyundai Kona EV.
Hyundai IONIQ – $37,899
The Kona EV has taken some of the wind out of the Hyundai IONIQ sails, but the first all-electric Hyundai has the pricing factor going for it. It has 200 kilometers of range which isn’t that much compared to other EVs, but it’s also among the most affordable electric vehicles on the market right now.
Read more about the Hyundai IONIQ EV.
Jaguar i-Pace – $89,800
The Jaguar I-Pace is a fantastic luxury electric vehicle, that’s it. It’s stunning inside and out, it drives like a charme with impressive comfort and refinement, and it has more range than the Audi e-tron at 377 kilometers.
Read our Jaguar i-Pace review.
Kia Soul EV – $42,595
The Kia Soul EV is completely redesigned and should arrive on the market later this year after being unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. With 383 kilometers of range, the Soul EV has plenty of value and a brand-new design to help it stand out.
Read more about the upcoming 2020 Kia Soul EV.
Kia Niro EV – $44,995
The Kia Niro EV will offer the same powertrain as the Kia Soul EV and like the Soul it’s an electric small crossover with 383 kilometers. It will go on sale later in 2019.
Read more about the Kia Niro EV.
Mercedes-Benz EQC – Pricing unknown
We don’t as much about the Mercedes-Benz EQC as we do about the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace, but the EQC will be a direct competitor to these two models and should be priced accordingly in the $80,000 to $90,000 range.
Read more on the Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Nissan LEAF – $40,698
The Nissan LEAF was a pioneer of the all-electric vehicle in Canada and many of the models on this list have the LEAF to thank. Without it, they wouldn’t be here. The second-generation LEAF won our small electric vehicle comparison last year and it’s still one of the best EVs you can buy.
Read our Nissan LEAF review.
Nissan LEAF Plus – $43,998
The one knock on the Nissan LEAF is that it has just 242 kilometers of range in a segment where most new models have over 380 kilometers. Well, the Nissan LEAF Plus solves that problem with a larger 62-kWh battery offering 363 kilometers of range for just $3,300 more than a regular LEAF.
Read more about the 2019 Nissan LEAF Plus.
smart Fortwo – $29,050
smart is in a transition phase right now and we don’t expect to see the brand around much longer. Still, there are plenty of smart Fortwo EVs still available and if you want a convertible electric vehicle, this is your only option.
More info on the smart Fortwo.
Tesla Model 3 – $44,999
The Tesla Model 3 is the electric vehicle a lot of buyers want when going the EV route. Availability has improved and there are a ton of versions available with a lot of range. Pricing may surprise a lot of buyers, however. The base Tesla Model 3 priced at $44,999 only has 150 kilometers of range. You will pay a lot more for the higher-range models.
Read our Tesla Model 3 review.
Tesla Model S – $106,910
Still very fast and still a flagship in the electric vehicle segment, the Tesla Model S is starting to show its age. Still, it has a heck of a lot of range in every one of its versions.
Read our Tesla Model S review.
Tesla Model X – $113,610
The Model X used to be the premier luxury electric SUV, but now it has some competition and its flaws are more evident. On the other hand, you won’t find an EV with more range.
Read more about the 2019 Tesla Model X.
Volkswagen e-golf – $36,720
The Volkswagen e-golf is the driver’s EV. It feels like a regular car, looks like a regular car, and drives like a fairly sporty hatchback. It’s the EV you want if you don’t want to know and others to know you’re driving an electric vehicle.
Read more about the Volkswagen e-golf.