Ontario to build 500 public charging stations


The province of Ontario is working with 24 public- and private-sector partners to create a network of public EV charging stations.

The plan calls for over 200 Level 3 and about 300 Level 2 charging stations. They will be located in cities, along highways, at workplaces and at various public places across the province. The entire network is to be in service by March, 2017.

The province plans to invest $20 million in the charging network, one of several EV-related measures in the recently announced Climate Change Action Plan, which also includes cash incentives of up to $14,000 for EV purchases, and up to $1,000 for home charging stations.

Ontario officials estimate that the province is currently home to about 7,000 electric vehicles.


Ontario EV charging map


Source: Province of Ontario
Image: Nicolas Raymond (CC-BY-2.0)

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