Reduce final energy demand.
Increase total electricity consumption.
Reduce total diesel / gasoline consumption.
Likely to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix.
Likely to raise pressure on the grid by increasing daily peak electricity demand.
Likely to increase energy independence and energy security.
Very likely to reduce global CO2 emissions.
Avoids emissions of harmful pollutants, especially in urban areas.
Reduces noise pollution.
Likely to increase deposited waste and environmental impacts related to mining and end of life treatment of batteries.
Likely to have limited impact on the cost of the energy transition.
May reduce total cost of ownership of vehicles.
May improve balance of payments by substituting oil imports by domestic electricity.
Reduces Confederation income from the tax on mineral oil under the current taxation system.
A BEV is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that runs exclusively on electricity as energy source.
A BEV has a battery pack that is recharged by plugging the vehicle to an external source of electricity (usually the electricity grid).
The battery pack delivers its electricity toan electric motor which transforms itinto motive power.
• Requires charging infrastructure for extended use, although home and workplace charging can cover part of the needs.
• Significantly shorter range than standard diesel/gasoline cars, exacerbated in cold conditions.
• Higher purchase price than equivalent gasoline/diesel car.
• Safety concerns for pedestrians due to very quiet operation.