About Electric Vehicles

1What are some of the benefits of an electric vehicle (EV)?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by electricity from a rechargeable battery, as opposed to an internal combustion engine, which means they produce zero tailpipe emissions. And, because their motors are electric, they offer a far more quiet cabin.

Also, the simplified drivetrain in an EV gives engineers more flexibility to design a spacious interior for both drivers and passengers.

From a savings standpoint, between charging and maintenance, operating an EV typically costs less than a gas-powered vehicle (on average – km for km). Plus, there are tax credits you could qualify for when you purchase an EV.

2 What’s it like to drive an EV?

EVs offer an adrenaline-pumping drive by providing instant acceleration. By placing the battery in the floor, EVs also have a lower centre of gravity, ensuring agile handling on the road.

3 Would my routine need to change in order to own an EV?

While there will likely be some changes to your routine, like planning ahead for places to charge on longer road trips and no longer needing to stop at a gas station, the easiest way to keep the same routine is to charge at home. Simply plug in with a Level 2 charger overnight and wake up to a charged battery. When you do need to charge while on the road, some quick planning can help ensure that you can shop, eat, or run errands while your ZDX charges.

4 How much maintenance is required for an EV?

The maintenance on an EV is less than you may think. EVs do not require scheduled oil changes, for example, but will still need regular service on items like tire rotations, alignments, and air filter changes. The ZDX will also need to have its battery, electric motor, and cooling system inspected according to a maintenance schedule.

5 What if I want to take a road trip?

Planning ahead and checking what charging options are available en route to your destination can help ensure the best road trip experience possible. Finding the charging stations that will be available on your drive through mobile apps or using Google built-in* in the ZDX can help optimize your charging and keep you on track to arrive at your destination on time. Many public charging stations are now located near restaurants and shopping malls, so you can time your charging with meals or stretch your legs while you wait.

About Charging

1 Do most people charge at home?

Yes. Driving a ZDX is even more convenient when you charge at home with a Level 2 charger. Home installation is simple and allows drivers to charge their ZDX at their convenience and start every morning with a charge. It’s also more cost-effective than public charging stations. We highly recommend speaking to a certified installer who will help you understand all the requirements and the best home connector type for your needs. Learn more about electric vehicle chargers.

2 How much does it cost to install a charger and how long does it take?

Installation costs vary depending on the electrical system and the type of installation. More information on how to order and install home solutions will be available in the coming months.

3 I can’t install a home charger at my home. Are there other charging options?

A Level 2 home charging device is typically the most convenient, but the rising number of public charging stations in some areas makes it possible to solely use public stations. Many EV drivers often rely on chargers at their workplace. Search for charging stations near you.

4 How do I use a public charging station?

Most charging stations accept credit card payments. Some stations accept payment from a phone app but may require you to register for an account.

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