Switching to an electric vehicle just got easier!
As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario provincial government just announced an incentive program to help install EV charging stations at workplace. The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program offers employers up to 80% the cost of installing level 2 charging stations at your workplace/buildings, up to a maximum of $7,500 per charging station.
Accepting application starting January 16, 2018, this incentive is available on a first come, first serve basis. Find out more about the program, and tell your employer to take advantage of this opportunity.
Accounting for 40% of our greenhouse gas emissions, transportation is one of the key areas of focus in order to combat climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy. Electric vehicles (EVs) provide a viable solution to their gas-fueled alternative, but many Canadians are still concerned about adequate charging facilities across the country (also known as "range anxiety"). The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program offers a solution to this problem, making it possible to charge your EVs at work.
The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program is part of a larger strategy from the Government of Ontario to accelerate the transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles and meet Ontario's greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2050. Ontario residents can qualify for up to $14,000 in rebates when buying or leasing an EV , and the province also invested $22 million in 2017-2018 for EV charging infrastructure across the province.
So what are you waiting for? Jump on the electric bandwagon! All your coworkers are doing it!