There are now more than two dozen models of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) available in B.C., ranging from the compact Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Kia Soul to luxury EVs such as the Tesla Model X and the BMW i8 (go to bchydro.com for a full list). Manufacturers are racing to offer more choices to suit various lifestyles and price points.
Of the almost 3,000 people who answered our poll, 2,219 said they would “absolutely” (32.2%) or “maybe” (43%) consider buying an electric vehicle.
Only one-quarter (24.5%) were firmly in the “no” category. And nine of those polled said they’d already made the switch and own an EV.