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Electric Cars in Canada 2024: The Best New Models to Consider

Electric cars in Canada for 2024 is going to be an exciting topic for discussions among petrolheads. One of the most notable trends taking center stage is the surge in electric SUVs. As concerns for the environment grow, automakers are investing heavily in electric vehicle (EV) technology. The Canadian market is also set to witness advanced autonomous driving features. From adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assistance, these innovations are moving us closer to a future where cars can navigate themselves safely and efficiently.

Here are a few of the top 2024 electric cars to consider in Canada:

2024 Toyota bZ4X: Electric car in Canada No. 1

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Introducing the 2024 Toyota bZ4X, Toyota’s inaugural mass-market electric SUV. It’s powered by a 71.4 kWh battery. It features a range of up to 252 miles (front-wheel drive) and 228 miles (all-wheel drive). The bZ4X supports DC fast charging up to 150 kW. It offers two drivetrain options: a single electric motor with 201 HP and 192 lb-ft of torque (front-wheel drive). It also has an option for dual motors with a combined 214 HP and 248 lb-ft of torque (all-wheel drive). Inside, enjoy a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. Prices start at $43,215 for the front-wheel drive XLE model and $49,995 for the all-wheel drive Limited model.

Toyota BZ4 interior

Specifications Table:

Battery Capacity71.4 kWh
Range (FWD)Up to 252 miles
Range (AWD)Up to 228 miles
Charging SpeedUp to 150 kW DC fast charging
Drivetrain (FWD)Single electric motor, 201 HP, 192 lb-ft
Drivetrain (AWD)Dual motors, 214 HP (combined), 248 lb-ft
Instrument Cluster12.3-inch digital display
Infotainment System12.3-inch touchscreen
Safety FeaturesToyota Safety Sense 2.5+
Price (XLE FWD)Starting at $43,215
Price (Limited AWD)Starting at $49,995

Hyundai Ioniq: Electric car in Canada No. 2

Arriving in early 2024, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 brings electric innovation to Canada. With two battery options – 58.2 kWh and 77.4 kWh – it offers impressive ranges: 223 miles and 303 miles, respectively. Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, the former packs 225 HP and 258 lb-ft torque, while the latter boasts dual motors for a combined 302 HP and 446 lb-ft torque. The Ioniq 5 can DC fast charge at up to 800 kW. Inside, a 12.3-inch digital cluster and touchscreen infotainment shine, accompanied by Hyundai SmartSense safety features. Pricing starts at $45,500 for the rear-wheel drive SE model and $50,950 for the all-wheel drive SEL model. Notably stylish and practical, the Ioniq 5 suits those seeking affordability, efficiency, and ample range.

Hyundai Ioniq canada 7 Cars in Canada 2024
AvailabilityEarly 2024 in Canada
Battery Sizes58.2 kWh and 77.4 kWh
EPA Estimated Range (58.2 kWh)223 miles
EPA Estimated Range (77.4 kWh)303 miles
Drive ConfigurationsRear-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive
RWD Motor Specs225 HP, 258 lb-ft torque
AWD Motor Specs302 HP (combined), 446 lb-ft torque
DC Fast ChargingUp to 800 kW
Instrument Cluster12.3-inch digital cluster
Infotainment System12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment
Safety FeaturesHyundai SmartSense features
Price (RWD SE)Starting at $45,500
Price (AWD SEL)Starting at $50,950

Nissan Leaf 2024

The 2024 Nissan Leaf presents an affordable and practical option for electric car enthusiasts. With a commendable range and all-wheel drive availability, it’s a suitable choice, albeit with potential downsides including limited interior space and slower DC fast charging.

Nissan Leaf
TrimsS and SV Plus
Battery Sizes40 kWh (S), 62 kWh (SV Plus)
EPA Estimated Range (40 kWh)223 miles
EPA Estimated Range (62 kWh)226 miles
Drive ConfigurationsFront-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive
Motor SpecsSingle electric motor, 147 HP, 236 lb-ft torque
DC Fast ChargingUp to 100 kW
Instrument Cluster12.3-inch digital cluster
Infotainment System10.8-inch touchscreen infotainment
Safety FeaturesNissan Safety Shield 360
Price (S)Starting at $37,498 CAD
Price (SV Plus)Starting at $41,898 CAD

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