Ontario funding vehicle charging stations
Date: Wednesday, January 17 @ 17:03:34 CET
Topic: Trucking News

TORONTO, ON – Ontario has unveiled a new Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program to help those that want to install charging stations.

Del Duca

The new initiative will cover up to 80% of the cost of Level 2 chargers, up to $7,500 per charging space. Those stations offer 240-volt power.

Applications open today and will be reviewed and processed until program funding is gone.

There are currently 1,300 public vehicle chargers in Ontario, while the province has invested about $2.2 million to help install about 2,600 home charging stations since January 2013.

The number of commercial electric vehicles in the province is essentially non-existent at this point, but the province does have about 16,000 smaller electric vehicles on the road.

“The electrification of transportation is happening fast, and the Ontario government is committed to building the necessary infrastructure to meet this demand,” says Transport Minister Steven Del Duca. “By building more electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces across Ontario, we’re also encouraging more drivers to make the switch to an electric vehicle and building Ontario’s future.

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