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Ontario cuts budget for EV infrastructure and incentives

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Doug_G, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Addendum to the 2012 Ontario Budget: Report on Expense Management Measures

    Not clear what the impact will be, but no doubt this means fewer charging stations installed.
     
  2. agileone

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    This is bound to happen all over the places, and it could slow down Ev adoption.

    I know it was part of my decision to go ahead with this purchase at this point... You don't get a 8000$ break from the government too often.

    For once, our monopoly seems to be a good thing : Charging-in-Quebec-Canada
    We might be in good shape before the hatchet comes out ...
     
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    I had taken notice of this when the Ontario budget was released. I have a reservation for a Model X and am concerned that the EV purchase incentive of $8500 will be cancelled by the time Tesla is ready to sell me mine.

    Hopefully the program won't be completely unfunded by 2014.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    Hans pointed out that the "lower-than-expected uptake" argument is just plain silly considering that EVs have only been available in Ontario very recently.
     
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    Ontario only now is starting to put in infrastructure to support these cars - how else would there be any uptake
     

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