Watt a surprise! Get ready for an electrifying drive into electric vehicles

Attend a community event, learn more about electric vehicles and even test drive one.

June 6, 2024

Prepare to be charged with excitement as the City is hosting two electric vehicle (EV) events this month – Community EV Day and Plug’n Drive test drives! Now is a great time to dive into the world of EVs, test drive different vehicles and discover which model suits you best!

Community EV Day

Stop by the Community EV Day event on Saturday, June 22 at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre to learn more about EVs. You’ll have the chance to learn more about electric vehicles, and test drive an electric vehicle on a drop-in basis. You’ll hear from the Mississauga EV Society about what it’s like to own an EV, check out some of the City’s electric fleet vehicles, participate in micromobility demonstrations and learn ways to take action to make Mississauga more sustainable and climate change resilient. The City’s Forestry team will also be on site with a tree giveaway.


Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga


Saturday, June 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Electric Vehicle Day

Test drive an electric vehicle

From June 6 to 30, the City is also partnering with Plug’n Drive so residents can get behind the wheel of an EV for a test drive.

In partnership with Plug’n Drive, the City is hosting electric vehicle test drives. Bookings are available every Thursday to Sunday beginning on June 6 until June 30, 2024. You will have the opportunity to learn about the environmental and economic benefits of EVs, ask questions and test drive one of the latest models.

Sign up for a 45-minute appointment, where you’ll get the chance take an EV for a spin and learn more about owning one.


Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga


June 6 to 30, 2024

Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last appointment each day is at 4 p.m.

People looking inside the engine of an electric vehicle.

EV chargers in Mississauga

The City is increasing charging infrastructure through commitments made in Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan. To date, the City has installed 30 public charging ports, adding to more than 400 charging ports already available across the city.

Making the switch to EVs and climate impact

As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and is working to provide educational resources for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One action residents can take is to switch to electric vehicles.

An electric vehicle can be fully or partially (hybrid) electric and is known to be efficient and durable, requires less maintenance and can have a longer lifetime than traditional gas-powered vehicles. With the rising cost of gas, switching to electric vehicles can help you save money on fuel, and can also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent. Adopting electric vehicles can lead to a greener, more sustainable future for transportation.

Electric vehicle being charged at station.

Learn more about climate change and the City’s progress: mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/city-projects/climate-change-action-plan/