Hyundai partners with Turo to encourage Canadians to rent electric vehicles

You can try an electric vehicle through the car-sharing program and then get $500 if you buy one

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If you’ve always wanted to try an electric vehicle (EV) but don’t have access to one, Hyundai Canada may be able to help. The automaker is teaming up with car-sharing company Turo to offer long-term electric vehicle test drives.

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The program, called EValuate, is currently available in select cities in Quebec and Ontario. Over the next few weeks, it will expand to British Columbia, then to other Canadian markets throughout 2022. Currently, the program includes the Ioniq 5, while the Kona Electric will be added more late this year.

The EVs are loaned out by select Hyundai dealerships through the Turo program, rather than private owners. Drivers must be 25 years of age or older and hold a valid license in the province in which they are renting the vehicle. As with other Turo rentals, fees apply. If renters purchase a Hyundai EV from a dealership, they will receive a $500 incentive off the purchase price.

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The program aims to give consumers the opportunity to become familiar with an electric vehicle as a daily driver. “We believe electric vehicles are the future of motoring, and wider adoption is a crucial part of helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but there is a real need to answer questions and consumer hesitation about electric vehicles,” said Don Romano, CEO of Hyundai Canada. . “Through this partnership with Turo, we look forward to giving Canadians the opportunity to learn more about how our electric vehicles can fit seamlessly into their lifestyle. »

According to a recent Turo survey, 86% of Canadians have never had the opportunity to drive an EV, but 66% would feel more comfortable adopting one if they could experience it for a few days to a week. Drivers can reserve a vehicle on the Hyundai website or the Turo app.


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