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Ontario to offer 50% rebate for electric vehicle charging stations


December 6, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

December 6, 2012 – Ontario says it is helping eligible electric vehicle (EV) owners install charging stations at their homes and businesses by offering a rebate of 50% (to a maximum of $1000) of the total purchase and installation cost of an electric vehicle charging station.

Plug’n Drive is excited about this government program. Evidence shows that EV drivers will do about 80% of their charging at home. Charging at night helps drivers take advantage of time-of-use pricing and uses surplus electricity that is low-emitting and locally made. A home charging incentive removes part of the cost barrier and helps Ontario maximize the environmental and economic benefits of EVs,” said Cara Clairman, president and CEO of Plug’n Drive Ontario, a coalition of government, electricity companies, NGOs, researchers and automakers.

The program is open to all homeowners and businesses who have received a provincial EV rebate. Full criteria and details for the rebate program will be available January 1, 2013.