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James Fraser

James Fraser

Owner of a Nissan Leaf and a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

“There’s so much to like about driving an electric vehicle — they’re quiet, they’re smooth, and they’re so simple to maintain.”

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“I was replacing a vehicle that was getting a bit older. The kids had all grown up and left and I was thinking about what I use that vehicle for, and it was really running around town and back and forth to our cottage. It turns out, there’s so much to like about driving an electric vehicle — they’re quiet, they’re smooth, and they’re so simple to maintain. I would just really encourage people to try driving them, because they really sell themselves. I think this is the way of the future, I really do.” 

Michael Boucher

Michael Boucher

Owner of a Hyundai Ioniq

“The benefit of a full electric vehicle is that you don’t have to pay for oil changes, spark plugs, transmission fluid — you don’t have to pay for maintenance on the engine at all.”

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“The benefit of a full electric vehicle is that you don’t have to pay for oil changes, spark plugs, transmission fluid — you don’t have to pay for maintenance on the engine at all. All of that stuff that you have to maintain is gone. I previously drove a fuel-efficient truck and as a daily driver, even with a smaller commute, if I used it for work it was very expensive — I was spending between $400 and $450 a month on gas. I did the math on my Hyundai Ioniq and it costs me about $25 in the summer, a little more in the winter, but that’s more than $400 a month in savings on fuel alone just right off the bat. That part is fantastic. And If I plan my route properly, I could technically drive my car for free right now. There are enough chargers around me that if I took my lunch break and sat on a level two charger, I would get all the daily charging I need.”

Briju Kallumkal

Briju Kallumkal

Committed to purchasing an EV as his next vehicle

I look forward to never having to use a gas station again. EVs are cheaper to run, maintenance costs over the long term are lower, and they’re just better vehicles.”

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“The thing I look forward to most in an electric vehicle is that I will never have to use a gas station again. EVs are cheaper to run, maintenance costs over the long term are lower, and they’re just better vehicles. I think EVs are generally ahead of internal combustion cars in their design, in the way they function mechanically with their high efficiencies. There’s nothing lacking in today’s EVs, they’re incredible cars and I look forward to owning one as my next vehicle. It’s very motivating to hear from people who have made the switch to an EV and that it’s the best decision they’ve made.”

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