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Revealed: Ontario’s ‘climate change action plan’ | Toronto Star
Seems like a perfect time to buy the Model 3, likely 2018 for us in Ontario as first time buyers who reserved on the first day. Maybe no HST as well!?
For those that live in Canada, Ontario’s ‘climate change action plan’ was released by Queen's Park which sparked more excitement for future Tesla owners. This is great, way to be a leader in EV ownership Canada! Read about some of the highlights here:
Revealed: Ontario’s ‘climate change action plan’ | Toronto Star
HIGHLIGHTS FROM https://www.ontario.ca/page/climate-change-action-plan
2) Increase the use of electric vehicles
Greenhouse gas pollution from cars account for more emissions than from industries like iron, steel, cement and chemicals combined. This action will help get more people into electric vehicles and lower greenhouse gases. It will:
2.1 Maintain incentives for electric vehicles
Ontario intends to extend the rebate program to 2020 for leasing or buying an eligible electric vehicle (up to $14,000 per vehicle), including rebates for purchase and installation of home charging stations (up to $1,000 per station).
2.2 Eliminate HST on zero emission vehicles
Ontario will work with the federal government to explore ways to provide full-HST relief to purchasers of new battery electric vehicles, with the objective of introducing this relief by 2018.
2.3 Free overnight electric vehicle charging
The province intends to establish a four-year free overnight electric vehicle-charging program for residential and multi-unit residential customers starting in 2017. Charging electric cars at night can help balance electricity system demands and potentially reduce costs associated with exporting excess electricity overnight. Ontario intends to work with utilities to transition this program to an optional enhanced time-of-day charging program. The goal would be to lower overall electricity bills for homes that charge vehicles.
2.4 Replace older vehicles
The province intends to help get older and less fuel-efficient vehicles off the roads by offering a rebate to low- and moderate-income households that will help them replace old cars with new or used electric vehicles or a plug-in hybrid.
2.5 Ensure charging infrastructure is widely available
Ontario intends to increase access to the infrastructure required to charge electric vehicles by ensuring the following:
2.5.1 More charging stations
The province intends to invest in the rapid deployment of charging in workplaces, multi-unit residential buildings, downtowns and town centres. Ontario will encourage ONroute locations to equip themselves with high-speed chargers. It will further encourage the federal government to invest in high-speed, [DC] fast-charging infrastructure on inter-provincial highways and highways that connect Ontario to the United States.
2.5.2 Electric-vehicle-ready homes
Ontario intends to require all new homes and townhomes with garages to be constructed with a 50-amp, 240-volt receptacle (plug) in the garage for the purpose of charging an electric vehicle. These receptacles can be used with home charging stations andreadily available at retail locations and are compatible with all plug-in hybrid and electric cars.
2.5.3 Electric-vehicle-ready workplaces
Ontario intends to establish a requirement that, as of 2018, all newly built commercial office buildings and appropriate workplaces must provide charging infrastructure. The workplace is the second most common place to charge electric vehicles after the home. Workplace charging is particularly critical to people living in multi-residential buildings who may not have access to a home-based plug.
2.6 Electric and Hydrogen Advancement Program
Starting in 2017, vehicle manufacturers that offer their customers access to Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program will need to participate in an Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Advancement Program. This program will recognize manufacturers that exhibit performance in advance zero-emission vehicle sales, marketing, infrastructure and public awareness.
2.7 Increase public awareness
Ontario will work with Plug’n Drive, a non-profit electric vehicle advocacy organization, to establish and operate a facility to showcase electric vehicles and related technology to Ontarians across the province.
$285-million for electric vehicle incentives. These include a rebate of up to $14,000 for every electric vehicle purchased; up to $1,000 to install home charging; taking the provincial portion of the HST off electric vehicle sales; an extra subsidy program for low– and moderate-income households to get older cars off the road and replace them with electric; and free overnight electricity for charging electric vehicles. The province will also build more charging stations at government buildings, including LCBO outlets, and consider making electrical vehicle plug-ins mandatory on all new buildings. The plan sets targets of expanding electric vehicle sales to 5 per cent of all vehicles sold by 2020, up to 12 per cent by 2025, and aiming to get an electric or hybrid vehicle in every multivehicle driveway by 2024, a total of about 1.7 million cars.
The EV highlights are above. The rebate is based on the 'base price' exclusive of options, freight/PDI and taxes for each model/trim level. The rebate for a base price under $75,000 CDN with a battery size aboove 16 kwh is 30% of the base price to a maximum of $13,000 plus $1,000 if the vehicle holds 5 or more. Vehicles above $75,000 are capped at a maximum $3,000 rebate and nothing above $150,000. They are also waiving the 8% provincial tax and negotiating with the feds to waive the additional 5%. Plus $1,000 for the electrical upgrade. Not to mention free overnight charging at home for 4 years (probably require a separate metered dedicated circuit)
The base M3 RWD and the larger battery D model after the exchange rate should qualify for the maximum $14,000rebate. The base PXXD and PXXDL will most likely be over $75,000 CDN after exchange and be capped at the $3,000 rebate. No info yet on if the M3 will have enough NAFTA content to avoid the 6.1% duty Tesla adds to the MS and MX for import.
Wrong forum, post this over in the environmental issues part of the TMC forum.
I don't see this as an enviromental thread but as a incentive/rebate thread for the M3 in Canada.
But that incentive applies to all EVs, it is not specific to the Model 3 or even to Tesla.
On a side note - I like how Ontario is spending all this money they don't have....
Equalization payments from your big brother Alberta have stopped now, what to do, what to do. Might as well add a loan to our ever growing debt to make sure we become a "Green Leader".
Exactly. You're lost, Forza
How do I change it?
Not really but thank you for your considerate thoughts.
Good step in the right direction! Grats to our northern neighbors!
Good to see this initiative on the part of Ontario.
However, Canada has a major karma burn in Alberta with the whole tar sands thing.
I'll believe Canada is on the right track when they close down the tar sands.
I hope you realize Alberta and the Oil Sands is the LARGEST oil clean up in history?
We are taking the dirty oil soaked sand, filtering and scrubbing the oil from the sand, putting in back into nature 100% clean and re conditioning the land to support trees, wildlife and humans again.
If you have ever lived in Fort McMurray you would know, on a hot day ( +30c ) you can see the raw oil seeping from the ground into the river 100% NATURALLY.
Ha! That's so considerate of Alberta to take on the task of cleaning up that oil and placing it in ICE engines where it rightly belongs. Now I know the real reason for the tar sands. And all along I thought it was about big oil making profits. Really, they are just concerned about getting that oil out the sands so it can make its way to the atmosphere and cause much more damage in the extraction process than pumping easily accessible oil from wells (of which we have more oil in oil wells than we should be burning in the first place).
What? That's the most ridiculous comparison I've ever seen. Are you really that naive not to see the difference between a population of 40 million, a GDP of 2 Trillion (more than many countries!) and you compare that to the CO2 produced by tar sands extraction? Why not compare it to the oil pumps in Texas? It's the same irrelevant comparison.
You make me embarrassed to be a Canadian.
In the meantime I'm embarrassed to be Canadian. Our Premier is the governmental voice of the oil industry. He's stripped the province of environmental regulations, privatized the commons, and scrapped environmental programs. I swear he won't be happy until our province is a barren moonscape, stripped of anything valuable for the profit of private for profit corporations.
Saskatchewan premier speaks at Calgary Petroleum Club
This is going to hurt our children, not only environmentally, but economically, because the transition away from oil is happening faster than people thought and Canada is blind to it:
Canada's status as an "energy superpower" is under threat because the global dominance of fossil fuels could wane faster than previously believed, according to a draft report from a federal government think-tank obtained by CBC News.
"It is increasingly plausible to foresee a future in which cheap renewable electricity becomes the world's primary power source and fossil fuels are relegated to a minority status," reads the conclusion of the 32-page document, produced by Policy Horizons Canada.
Fossil fuel decline could be 'faster than expected,' government think-tank warns
It ironic how we are told that Canada's economy and jobs depend on damaging our environment when in reality it is the exact opposite. The faster we can transition away from big oil, and to renewable energy, the better off we will be economically.
You put it in the right section to begin with. Failing that, ask a moderator to move it.