Michael Subasic and his family of five don’t fit the profile of gas-guzzling Calgary commuters who clog main thoroughfares on their way from suburban homes to work each morning.

They own three electric cars.

Subasic, an account executive for Apple, said they started leasing their first one nearly six years ago and, after figuring they were saving big on gas, kept adding to the family fleet.

“For those of us that went in early, there was a huge capital cost (to buy the vehicles),” Subasic said, noting prices are falling. “But the way I look at it is, it’s like pre-purchasing a couple of years worth of gas.”

In the headquarters city of Alberta’s oilpatch, it’s getting easier to own an electric car.

Calgary Herald – November 29 2017