Oilpan4 wrote:Just need a diesel fired heater for the leaf.
Winter here is short and from what I can tell it must really suck for electric vehicles some where winter lasts a significant portion of the year.
That is some where that I wouldn't want to be forced to buy an all electric.
A plug in hybrid I'm sure would be fine.
Most of BC's population is clustered around Vancouver, so the temps are moderated by the ocean. Current 200+ mile BEVs, especially those with heat pumps, can easily do the majority of driving there, including winter ski trips to Whistler or what have you. As long as you aren't trying to drive to Banff or Jasper in the winter, it'll work without too much delay.
It's the inland and northern provinces (AB/SK/MB/NU/NT/YT, and the Canadian Shield section of ON, plus the northern areas of ON and QC) that need auxiliary heat or, more realistically given the distances involved, PHEVs.