Benefits of Going Electric with Ford’s EV Lineup

By: Miller Hughes Ford Cornwall   |   25 Aug 2023

Whether you’re an eco-conscious driver looking to make more sustainable choices or want a car that lets you save money on rising fuel costs, electric vehicles have been attracting individuals from all over Ontario. And for good reason. With traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles being responsible for a whopping 39% of carbon emissions released on our planet, it’s no secret that EVs are the future. If you’re contemplating making the switch, the team at Cornwall Ford is here to help! Let’s explore some major benefits of going electric on your new vehicle purchase!

Do Good for the Earth

This may be the most important, if common knowledge, reason for going EV. So, let’s break down the science. The burning of fossil fuels produces hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These pollutants contribute to air pollution and climate change. When it comes to your EV, the only greenhouse gas emissions being released are from the generation of electricity. In full-electric mode, an electric car produces zero tailpipe emissions, dramatically lowering smog and greenhouse gas emissions even when you consider electricity generation. With an electric vehicle, the average Canadian driver can reduce their car’s greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%!

Save on Fuel

It’s no secret that in today’s economy, gas prices are on the rise with no signs of slowing down. The average Canadian driver, travelling 20,000 km per year, can save as much as $2,000 per year on fuel alone with an EV. Plus, many electric utilities offer special time-of-use rates that vary based on the time of day when energy is used, with Off-peak rates offering much lower charging costs.


Save on Maintenance

Not only do zero stops at the pump let you save money on gas, but electric vehicles also let you save time and money by making fewer stops at the mechanic. Electric vehicles require far less maintenance and repairs than ICE vehicles. Say goodbye to regular maintenance on oil changes, coolant flushes, mufflers or exhaust systems.

Qualify for Incentives

The government of Canada – and around the world – is definitely rallying for the use of electric vehicles in hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution while fighting climate change. The Canadian Federal government offers a purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for electric vehicle purchases. In Québec, electric vehicles qualify for up to $8,000 in incentives. In British Columbia, they qualify for up to $5,000 in incentives. What’s more is that the Federal incentive and provincial incentives are even ‘stackable.’

Drive Solo in the HOV Lane

Running late on your morning commute? Having an EV could help. Vehicles with Ontario green license plates (hybrid and electric) vehicles have the ability to use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane with no restrictions. After all, the carbon emissions of one EV equates to 2x the amount from an ICE vehicle. 

Go Electric with Cornwall Ford

Ready to experience that electric feeling for yourself? Contact us to book an EV test drive at Miller Hughes Ford! Truck enthusiasts will love the power of the F-150 Lightning, and thrill-seeking drivers will love to get behind the wheel of the Mustang Mach-e. Whether you’re looking for a hybrid, a PHEV, or an all-electric vehicle, our team of EV experts can help you find the electrified ride that’s right for you!




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