Short Video Clip of Announcement
Ministry of Transportation
Province Funding New Charging Stations at Workplaces
North York, ON – Jan 16, 2018
Ontario is making it easier to use electric vehicles to get to and from work by assisting employers, commercial building owners and managers to install charging stations at their workplaces. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market.
Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca was at the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto today to announce the new Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program.
The province will support employers and commercial building owners that wish to offer electric vehicle charging for their employees or tenants by helping with the cost of installing charging stations. This program supports Ontario’s ongoing work in communities across the province to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations and make it easier for people to use electric vehicles.
Ontario is investing proceeds from its carbon market into programs that help households and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money on energy costs. These programs include home energy and social housing retrofits, public transit and electric vehicle incentives and infrastructure.
Making it easy for people to switch to electric vehicles and reduce their carbon footprint is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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