Getting a charge out of plugging in your vehicle
On a cold winter night, I\'m not talking about your block heater.
I\'m talking about charging all year round, charging your electric car, whether it\'s a plug
Hybrid car (PHEV )-
Driven by a gas engine and an electric motor (or two-
Or pure electric vehicles without gas engines.
PHEVs sales in Canada have doubled annually since 2015, when only 2,694 vehicles were sold.
In 2018, about 18,000 pure electric vehicles and nearly 17,000 pure electric vehicles were sold in the first nine months.
Province is slow to adapt to electricity
Power cars in other parts of Canada.
Quebec has the highest sales, followed by B. C. —
This is the only two provinces to offer rebates to buyers of hybrid and electric vehicles.
There are three types of vehicles using electricity: conventional hybrid vehicles (there are also gasoline engines)
Charge the battery of the motor by regenerative braking-
Recycle some kinetic energy and then convert it to charge the battery. • Plug-
In a hybrid car, PHEV (also with a gas engine) for short gets some power from the regenerative braking, and can also be charged by plugging them into a standard wall socket, or fastcharging unit.
There are more than 20 different electric vehicles in Canada.
Battery electric vehicles (BEV) run only on electric vehicles, with no gasoline engines, including Jaguar I-
Speed, Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model S.
Jaguar I-last month-
Perth was named the annual utility vehicle of the Canadian Association of Automobile Journalists (AJAC)
Electric cars won the award.
I recently tested a Mitsubishi Olander PHEV. wheel-drive SUV.
Is the lowest-priced plug-
In Canada, the basic price of a hybrid SUV is $42,998.
Sold 5,270 units in 2018, the best in Canada-selling plug-
Hybrid, about one-
Quarter of all plugs
Hybrid cars sold in Canada.
Olander PHEV has been listed in North America for more than a year, but has been listed in Europe --
Like America. K.
Japan and Australiasince 2013.
From 2017 to 2018, global sales jumped from 25,767 units to 42,337 units.
This is all in the world. time best-selling plug-in hybrid.
My test model is top notch. end GT S-
AWC (super full wheel control), including security features such as front and rear cameras, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and front collision mitigation.
The price is $49,998.
After fully charging, depending on the temperature, I can usually use the battery power supply alone for 15 to 25 kilometers.
In the cold weather, battery life is reduced.
But there is always a gasoline engine as a backup.
I spent most of my time on an electric cruise. only mode —
Much better than if it was gasoline. only vehicle.
The display on the dashboard shows the percentage I drive in electric mode and the number of miles I get.
The Canadian government rated PHEV, a foreigner, 3.
2 liters per 100 km and gas (equivalent)only mode 9.
2 liters per 100 km liters.
I find that I have made any progress from 2.
City driving 5 to 6L/100 km.
It\'s a completely seamless transition from electricity to gas.
I tried it on the loop.
The dashboard display shows that the battery is only four kilometers left. In electric-
Only mode, I watched it drop to three, two, then one kilometer, and then \"no.
\"At that time, the gasoline engine took over, but I wouldn\'t know if I hadn\'t looked at the indicator on the dashboard.
Bruno costman of Regina bought a Mitsubishi Olander PHEV last fall to replace his fouryear-old Audi Q5.
\"My motivation is to save gas, and to help the environment, it is only possible to drive with a battery;
When you drive the battery directly, there is no discharge on the tail tube at all, \"explains Kosman.
Retired Kosman made a lot of short trips in Regina, played basketball in the winter and baseball in the summer.
\"I can drive anywhere in the city, plug in cars when I get home, and for those short trips I will never use any gas, or very rarely-especially in the spring, he said: \"Summer and autumn.
2 of the foreigner PHEV0 litre four-
Cylinder gas engine works seamlessly with two motors-
One is used to drive the front wheel and the other is used to drive the rear wheel.
The on-board computer automatically selects the best driving mode according to the situation.
\"When the weather gets cold, the gas engine is plugged in to start the vehicle and warm up the inside.
\"Then it will automatically switch to battery power,\" Kossman said . \".
In electric (EV) mode, the vehicle is powered only by the battery.
No gasoline consumption, mainly to stopand-Drive to the city.
Series Hybrid mode-
Additional power is required when acceleration, mountain climbing or battery needs to be charged-
The car is driven by an electric motor, but the gasoline engine can also charge the battery.
If the battery itself is too cold, or the battery is low, the gas engine will also start automatically.
The third mode is a parallel hybrid, which is mainly used for road driving when a gas engine is more efficient than an electric motor.
The gasoline engine powers the front wheels and the motor may start as needed.
The driver cannot detect the choice of ideal mode, and the chart on the dashboard display is the only indication that the power supply is coming soon.
Kossmann, who lives in the apartment and stops his outsiders outside, uses a normal plug to charge the battery.
He drove 25 to 30 km directly with batteries in the city.
It can be fully charged overnight from a normal socket.
In addition, fast charging can be done through separate outlets, as well as in some public places including hotels and retail stores, so that 80 can be charged in just 25 minutes.
Since Kossmann lives in the apartment, he will not re-pay directly with the electricity bill
Charge his car.
So charge him and drive without any money. only mode.
For homeowners who pay their own electricity bills, charging electric cars is costly.
The Sas Kevin group estimates that Mitsubishi Olander PHEV will sell for about $3.
94 is enough to charge 100 km.
By contrast, it will cost about $9.
40 kilometers to 100 kilometers of gasoline.
The data are based on the figures provided by Natural Resources Canada.