Ontario’s new electric vehicle incentives – timetable and intended funding

24 Responses

  1. Prasad Shah says:

    How is the government going to make 277,000,000 dollars?

  2. Paul Koktan says:

    Single public chargers won’t help. What if you get there are someone else is on the charger or worse yet
    someone waiting ahead of you? What if the charger is broken and you really needed it to complete the trip? Study Tesla charger setups. They get it.

  3. Ben says:

    Free overnight charging: is there any more info on this? How will they determine energy use and when will it kick in?

    • Don Weber says:

      The notion of a 4th time of Day rate from say 11 pm – 4 am seems WAY easier than fancy tech or whateve to detect or wire EV charging separately. Really $15 million just to change the Time of Use rates and categories and smart meter programs at utilities for ALL customers ? This would better match the load balance and cost for all.

  4. R. Bechard says:

    How will government collect road tax on electric vehicles? Will we be paying tolls?

  5. Jim says:

    Government is not following their own timetables. I am afraid that they will be waiting for elections in order to put plans in motion that can benefit general public. On the other side there was no delay to introduce carbon tax. Every time when they have to take money from public they are effective perform like swiss watch.

  6. E. Rosenquist says:

    I asked a customer service rep from Ottawa Hydro if they had any news on the free EV overnight charging program. I was told:

    “There is no news yet about this program, apparently the government is still working out some details.”

  7. J.P. says:

    Same answer I got:

    Thank you for contacting Hydro One Networks.

    At this time there is no further information on how the rebate/program will work. We will be able to provide you with further details as they become available.

  8. Bob says:

    I am sold on buying an EV asap, but I live near Huntsville Ontario and the dealerships do not seem interested in becoming an EV authorized dealership. Only Hyundai had a brochure. I do admit I have not tried the Chevy dealer, but I thinking of looking at the Bolt ( just not a Chevy fan ) One salesman was a little rude just before I left. Shame on him I was leaning their way.

    • Rick Mcinnis says:

      Edmonds has a charging station.
      I drive tbe nissan leaf and live on limberlost rd 7 months of tbe year. Maple nissan is closest ele tric leaf dealer. I love my leaf.

  9. Patrick Defazio says:

    How much would it cost a month to charge the car up. How much would it cost to install the station in my garage?

    • Hi Patrick.

      Off-peak electricity rate in Ontario is 0,087$/kWh. Bolt EV with a large 60 kW battery size, it will cost $5.22 + fees + taxes when charging from depleted to fully charged. Keep in mind that this is for about 383 km.

      The installation in your garage depends on many factors : distance between electrical panel and garage, accessibility to run the wire, panel configuration, etc …

  10. Cynthia Ronald says:

    Still waiting for info, not getting a reply from government 🙁
    2.3 Free overnight electric vehicle charging: The province intends to establish a four-year free overnight electric vehicle-charging program for residential and multi-unit residential customers starting in 2017. Charging electric cars at night can help balance electricity system demands and potentially reduce costs associated with exporting excess electricity overnight. Ontario intends to work with utilities to transition this program to an optional enhanced time-of-day charging program. The goal would be to lower overall electricity bills for homes that charge vehicles. Timetable: Action Start 2016. Intended funding: $15,000,000.

  11. Peter Zamos says:

    Alectra Utilities, which is the name of the newly merged Enersource, Horizon, Powerstream and Hydro One Brampton, is offering a time of use rate of 2 cents/KWH between 12 midnight and 6:00AM. Only available to Powerstream customers at the moment. Not free but at 2 cents it’s pretty close.

  12. Sean says:

    I suspect that the program for free electricity will require you to either have a separate meter, or a smart charger which can produce a usage report. If I were the government, I’d require smart chargers and get an automated report direct from the chargers themselves.

  13. Ghislain Belanger says:

    who to contact for hydro bills rebates for charging my ev volt 2018 electric car

  14. when and how to know when his gone happen who to call to let hydro one about the car chevy volt 2018

  15. Mark says:

    Is 2.2 Eliminate HST on zero emission vehicles still in the plan?

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