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Your Electric Car Resource

Welcome to Ontario Auto Center, the Inland Empire and San Bernardino’s resource for all things electric car and hybrid! Ontario Auto Center is here to help our community understand all the benefits and advantages of switching to an electric car or hybrid.

The resources on this page will help you:

  • Find your ideal electric car
  • Learn about available government rebates and incentives
  • Understand key EV terms
  • Find local charging stations

OAC is committed to championing the transition from gas to electric vehicles across Ontario, the Inland Empire and San Bernardino.

If you have any questions about electric cars, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Search our Electric Car Inventory

Discover the perfect electric car, hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle to meet your needs

Electric Car Rebates & Incentives

Discover eligible tax credits and incentives for electric cars and hybrids by clicking the link below

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Glossary of Electric Car & Hybrid Terms





Short for ampere, a unit of measurement for electric current which indicated how fast an electric current flows for the purpose of EV charging.


Battery Electric Vehicle, 100% powered by battery.


An abbreviation for Electric Vehicle, a vehicle powered entirely by electricity.


Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, a vehicle powered by hydrogen, producing water vapor rather than tailpipe emissions.





Hybrid Electric Vehicle, a vehicle that utilizes a small battery and an electric motor to enhance the efficiency and power of an internal combustion engine.


An abbreviation for Internal Combustion Engine, these are non-electrified motors powered by gasoline or diesel.


An abbreviation for Kilowatt, the measurement of power put out by an EV’s batteries

Level 1 Charging

Charging via a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, charging 8-20 amps.

Level 2 Charging

Typically professionally installed units with faster charging times, up to 80 amps.


Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, a vehicle configured similarly to a typical hybrid, with a larger battery which can be charged via plug-in.

Regenerative Braking

The energy recovery system utilized in (most) electric vehicles. This technology allows the electric motor to be recharged during use, extending range and also assisting the driver to slow down/stop their vehicle.


The measurement of force pushing electrons through a circuit.


The basic measurement of electricity.


Zero Emission Vehicle, any vehicle which emits no tailpipe emissions/pollutants from the power source.

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Electrify Ontario

In partnership with Chaffey High School’s Entrepreneurship program, students visited OAC where they learned about the latest EV and hybrid technologies. Students then created photos and videos in competition for a $2,500 scholarship courtesy of OAC!

Check out their work

Find Local Charging Stations

The City of Ontario currently has more than 100 public charging stations.

Find the one closest to you.

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While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors can occur. Please verify all pricing information with a customer service representative. This is easily done by calling us or visiting us at the dealership.

Customer may not qualify for ALL Rebates shown. Some rebates are stackable and others can and cannot be combined. See Dealer For Complete Details.