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Helping Electric Vehicle Drivers Plug In
December 3, 2012
McGuinty Government Fighting Climate Change, Supporting Green Technology
Ontario is helping electric car owners install charging stations at their homes and businesses to encourage sustainable transportation and fight climate change.
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, homeowners and businesses who received a provincial electric vehicle rebate and have installed or are planning to install an electric vehicle charging station will be eligible for rebates of up to $1,000 or 50 per cent of the total purchase and installation cost, whichever is lower.
Application forms, full criteria and details for the rebate program will be available Jan. 1, 2013 at ontario.ca/electricvehicles.
Investing in sustainable transportation is part of the McGuinty government's plan to keep Ontario clean and green while strengthening the economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean most to Ontarians -- health care and education.
Ontario launched its Electric Vehicles Incentive Program in July 2010, offering rebates between $5,000 and $8,500 toward the purchase or lease of new plug-in hybrid electric or battery electric vehicles.
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels by 2014, and to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.
Ontario is supporting the production of the RAV4 EV through an investment in Toyota's Project Green Light, helping to protect 6,500 jobs and thousands of supplier jobs throughout the province.
See more about the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program.
Read about Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.
Get more information about green licence plates.