Electric Vehicles

Information on electric pickups and cargo vans can be found on our Pickups and Vans page.

Information on used electric vehicles can be found on our Used Vehicles page. Note that a large number of used 2020 and 2021 models are widely available at prices usually exceeding that of the corresponding new 2022 model. This is due to the shortage of 2022 models and long delivery times. In particular, many dealers are offering used Tesla models at up to $20,000 over the price of the new 2022 model. There is a comprehensive listing at autotrader.ca.

For each of the new electric vehicles listed below, the regional dealers and their contact information can be found on our Dealers page.

Further information on factors affecting range as well as government rebates, dealer discounts, operating cost, home charging, the electric driving experience and environmental benefits can be found on our Detailed Information page.

Pickups & Vans Used Vehicles Dealers Detailed Information

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Comparison from a Richmond Perspective

  • By "Plug-in Electric Vehicle" we mean a vehicle with an electric motor as its primary means of propulsion that can be recharged by plugging it into an external source of electricity. We list only vehicles that meet the BC Government definition of a Class A electric vehicle which requires an EPA range of at least 80.47 km for battery only vehicles. While we applaud those who drive electric vehicles with a shorter range or hybrid vehicles because they have taken the first step toward a fully electric vehicle, we believe that only fully electric vehicles with sufficient range for normal use can make a meaningful change in the transportation landscape.

  • For Richmond owners, an electric range of at least 80 km allows for more than two return trips to downtown Vancouver in one day plus an extra margin for safety. For longer trips, we recommend 363 km of range for two hours of highway driving and 525 km for three hours. There is a detailed discussion of range requirements to particular destinations here.

  • The only Class A vehicles with 7 seats are the Tesla Model X and Model Y, Mercedes EQB, Rivian R1S and Vinfast VF9.

  • For each of the vehicles below, there is a list of Richmond dealers and their contact information here.

New Vehicles Expected in 2022

New 2022 models in the listing below:

Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Mercedes EQS, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Plaid versions of Tesla Model S and Model X, Volkswagen ID.4 and Volvo C40 Recharge.

New 2023 models, expected in late 2022, in the listing below:

BMW i4 and iX, Cadillac Lyriq, Genesis GV60, Mercedes EQB and EQE, Nissan Ariya and Vinfast VF8 and VF9.

The Lucid Air has run into production problems and is not likely to arrive in Canada in 2022. Canadian deliveries of the Rivian R1S have been delayed until 2023. The Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X share a common platform and both have been recalled due to defective wheel bolts that could cause a wheel to fall off. They are no longer expected to be available in 2022.

"plug-in" Class A electric vehicles

Listed alphabetically. Click on the photo for vehicle website. To sort the data columns, click on the column header to list in ascending order and click again to list in descending order.

See Explanatory Notes below. Although every effort has been made to provide accurate data, there is no liability for errors that may occur. Information important to you should be verified with other sources.


Vehicle Website Available↕ Battery Size↕ Max. Charge
Rate↕
EPA Range↕ Trunk Vol.↕ MSRP $↕ Rebates↕
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Audi e-tron
Yes 95 kWh 150 kW 328 km 28.5 cu.ft. $88,150 None
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Audi e-tron Sportback
Yes 95 kWh 150 kW 351 km 21.7 cu.ft. $91,400 None
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Audi e-tron GT
Yes 93 kWh 270 kW 383 km 12.4 cu.ft. $132,450 None
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Audi Q4 e-tron 50
Yes 82 kWh 120 kW 388 km 18.4 cu.ft. $62,500 Federal
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Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback
Yes 82 kWh 120 kW 388 km 18.9 cu.ft. $69,500 None
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BMW i4 eDrive 40
Yes 83.9 kWh 200 kW 484 km 16.6 cu.ft. $66,255 Federal
BC
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BMW iX xDrive 40
Yes 76.6 kWh 200 kW 322 km 17.7 cu.ft. $83,755 None
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BMW iX xDrive 50
Yes 111.5 kWh 200 kW 521 km 17.7 cu.ft. $93,755 None
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Cadillac Lyriq
No 100 kWh 190 kW 483 km est. 28 cu.ft. $69,898 None
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Chevrolet Bolt
Yes 65 kWh 55 kW 417 km 16.6 cu.ft. $39,998 Federal
BC
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Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Yes 65 kWh 55 kW 397 km 16.3 cu.ft. $41,998 Federal
BC
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Electra Meccanica Solo
Yes 17.3 kWh unknown 160 km 5.7 cu.ft. $24,000 None
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Select
Yes 68 kWh 150 kW 370 km 29 cu.ft. $53,490 Federal
BC
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium
Extended Range
Yes 88 kWh 150 kW 483 km 29 cu.ft. $72,440 None
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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Extended Range Performance
Yes 88 kWh 150 kW 418 km 29 cu.ft. $84,990 None
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Genesis GV60 Advanced
No 77.4 kWh 250 kW 400 km est. 22 cu.ft. est. $77,975 est. None
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Hyundai Ioniq 5
Yes 58 kWh 250 kW 354 km 27.7 cu.ft. $46,844 Federal
BC
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Long Range
Yes 77.4 kWh 250 kW 488 km 27.7 cu.ft. $56,844 Federal
BC
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Hyundai Kona Electric
Yes 64 kWh 77 kW 415 km 19.2 cu.ft. $45,524 Federal
BC
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Jaguar I-Pace
Yes 90 kWh 100 kW 377 km 23.2 cu.ft. $92,440 None
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Kia EV6
Yes 58 kWh 250 kW 373 km 27.7 cu.ft. $46,995 Federal
BC
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Kia EV6 Long Range
Yes 77.4 kWh 250 kW 499 km 27.7 cu.ft. $54,995 Federal
BC
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Kia Niro EV
Yes 64 kWh 77 kW 385 km 22.2 cu.ft. $46,790 Federal
BC
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Kia Soul EV
Yes 64 kWh 50 kW 383 km 18.8 cu.ft. $44,795 Federal
BC
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Lucid Air Pure
No 75 kWh 300 kW 653 km 16.1 cu.ft. $105,000 None
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Lucid Air Grand Touring
No 113 kWh 300 kW 830 km
19" wheels
755 km
21" wheels
16.1 cu.ft. $189,000 None
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Mazda MX-30 GS
Yes 35.5 kWh 50 kW 161 km 12.9 cu.ft. $44,100 Federal
BC
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Mercedes EQB 300
No 66.5 kWh 100 kW 400 km est. 17.5 cu.ft. $72,000 est. None
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Mercedes EQE 350
No 90.6 kWh 170 kW 480 km est. 15.2 cu.ft. $85,000 est. None
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Mercedes EQS 580
Yes 107.8 kWh 200 kW 547 km 22 cu.ft. $146,500 None
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Mini Cooper SE
Yes 32 kWh 100 kW 177 km 8.7 cu.ft. $43,860 Federal
BC
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Nissan Ariya Engage
No 66 kWh 130 kW 346 km est. 16.5 cu.ft. $54,000 est. Federal
BC
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Nissan Ariya Venture+
No 91 kWh 130 kW 482 km est. 16.5 cu.ft. $61,000 est. Federal
BC
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Nissan Leaf
Yes 40 kWh 50 kW 240 km 23.6 cu.ft. $37,498 Federal
BC
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Nissan Leaf PLUS
Yes 62 kWh 100 kW 364 km 23.6 cu.ft. $40,098 Federal
BC
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Polestar 2
Yes 78 kWh 150 kW 434 km 15.5 cu.ft. $51,800 Federal
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Porsche Taycan 4S
Yes 79.2 kWh 270 kW 320 km 14.4 cu.ft. $123,200 None
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Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
Yes 93.4 kWh 270 kW 346 km 15.8 cu.ft. $129,500 None
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Porsche Taycan Turbo
Yes 93.4 kWh 270 kW 365 km 12.9 cu.ft. $176,500 None
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Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
Yes 93.4 kWh 270 kW 328 km 14.3 cu.ft. $179,500 None
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Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Yes 93.4 kWh 270 kW 328 km 12.9 cu.ft. $216,500 None
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Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
Yes 93.4 kWh 270 kW 325 km 14.3 cu.ft. $219,500 None
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Rivian R1S Adventure Quad
7 seats
No 135 kWh 160 kW 509 km 5.1 cu.ft. $115,250 None
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Subaru Solterra
No 72.8 kWh 150 kW 367 km 27.7 cu.ft. $56,600 est. Federal
BC
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Tesla Model 3
Yes 54 kWh 250 kW 438 km 15 cu.ft. $61,280 None
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Tesla Model 3 long range
Yes 75 kWh 250 kW 576 km 15 cu.ft. $71,890 None
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Tesla Model 3 performance
Yes 75 kWh 250 kW 507 km 15 cu.ft. $81,390 None
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Tesla Model Y long range
Yes 75 kWh 250 kW 531 km 30.2 cu.ft. $82,890 None
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Tesla Model Y performance
Yes 75 kWh 250 kW 488 km 30.2 cu.ft. $89,190 None
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Tesla Model S
Yes 100 kWh 225 kW 652 km 31.6 cu.ft. $128,890 None
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Tesla Model S Plaid
Yes 100 kWh 250 kW 637 km 31.6 cu.ft. $177,890 None
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Tesla Model X
Yes 100 kWh 225 kW 565 km 37.1 cu.ft. $146,890 None
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Tesla Model X Plaid
Yes 100 kWh 250 kW 536 km 37.1 cu.ft. $184,890 None
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Toyota bZ4X FWD
No 71.4 kWh 150 kW 400 km est. 16 cu.ft. $54,600 est. Federal
BC
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Toyota bZ4X AWD
No 72.8 kWh 150 kW 370 km est. 16 cu.ft. $63,700 est. Federal
BC
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Vinfast VF8 Eco
No 84 kWh 250 kW 375 km est. 22 cu.ft. est. $52,250 plus $139 monthly battery rental Federal
BC
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Vinfast VF8 Eco long range
No 90 kWh 250 kW 419 km est. 22 cu.ft. est. $53,050 plus $139 monthly battery rental Federal
BC
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Vinfast VF9 Eco
No 92 kWh 250 kW 390 km est. 32 cu.ft. est. $70,750 plus $199 monthly battery rental None
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Vinfast VF9 Eco long range
No 123 kWh 250 kW 529 km est. 32 cu.ft. est. $71,750 plus $199 monthly battery rental None
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Volkswagen ID.4 Pro
Yes 82 kWh 125 kW 400 km 30.3 cu.ft. $46,945 Federal
BC
ImageVolvo XC40 Recharge Yes 78 kWh 150 kW 359 km 14.6 cu.ft. $59,950 Federal
ImageVolvo C40 Recharge Yes 78 kWh 150 kW 364 km 14.6 cu.ft. $75,310 None

Explanatory Notes

  • All models listed are expected to be available in Canada before the end of 2022. The ones listed as available have begun deliveries to those who pre-ordered. There is a shortage of electric vehicles and for most models, few or none are available in dealer inventories. Pre-ordering is recommended.

  • Maximum Charge Rate refers to the vehicle's Level 3 DC fast charging capability. How fast the vehicle can charge at a Level 3 charging station or Tesla Supercharger depends on both the station's maximum ability to deliver the charge and the vehicle's maximum ability to receive the charge. The chart shows the latter. The higher the number, the faster the charging time. This is a maximum. The charge rate will decrease as the battery gets closer to full and if the temperature of the battery is not optimum. Information on Level 1 and Level 2 home charging is available here.

  • Range is for a combination of city and highway driving as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA rating) or the estimated EPA rating announced by the manufacturer for vehicles not yet available. EPA ratings are averaged for a wide range of environmental conditions. Richmond drivers should achieve increased range due to our ideal environmental conditions for electric vehicles. For highway only driving at higher speeds, there is a detailed discussion of range requirements here.

  • Trunk volume is with all seats in normal position. It does not include any storage in the front of the vehicle or "frunk".

  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is for the base model including freight and destination charges for delivery in Richmond without upgrade options and accessories and before government rebates, dealer discounts and taxes.

  • The Federal Government rebate is $5,000 after tax. That rebate has not been deducted from the MSRP shown above. The MSRP does include freight and destination charges. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model must be under $55,000 before freight and destination charges. More expensive trim models must not exceed $65,000. In the case of SUVs, pickups and vans, the base model must be under $60,000 and more expensive trim models must not exceed $70,000. Details here.

  • With the exception of vehicles with a MSRP over $55,000 (not including delivery fees), all of the vehicles on the list with an electric range of 85 km or more qualify for the $3,000 BC Government rebate after tax. Those rebates have not been deducted from the MSRP shown above which does include delivery fees.

  • The vehicle dealer will deduct both federal and provincial rebates, if applicable, after taxes at time of purchase and claim it from the governments.

  • If you are scrapping a gas engine vehicle and purchasing a designated electric vehicle from an authorized dealer at the same time, take advantage of the incentives offered by BC SCRAP-IT. The incentive is $500 if a new or used electric vehicle is purchased. There is also a $400 incentive if a new or used plug-in hybrid vehicle is purchased. (Plug-in hybrid vehicles are not listed here.) The available incentives are allocated to each participating dealer and the regulations require that you first get the dealer to assign an incentive to your electric vehicle order and then apply to BC SCRAP-IT once the dealer has the vehicle available for delivery.