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Ontario EV grants announced - 280 L2 and 213 L3 chargers funded

Discussion in 'Canada' started by rypalmer, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. rypalmer

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    That's a lot of chargers for Pearson, especially since they are already pretty well equipped - I wonder what the rationale is? Wouldn't you rather have them on places on the highway to alleviate range anxiety?
     
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    Looks hopeful, because the rest of the grants seem to be clustered around where they already have coverage. Like Toronto.
     
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    Interesting that if you sample a few data points this amounts to roughly $8,000 per L2 charger and $83,000 per L3 charger.

    What's going on in Brampton that their 4 L2 chargers are costing $22k each?! And in Essex $253k gets you 4 L3 chargers but in Caledon 231k only gets you 2...
     
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    Koben Systems calls itself the Canadian EVSE leader. Strange that few people of heard of them and on their site they call the ABB CHAdeMO/CSS unit a "Super charger."
     
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    I didn't take that close a look into the actual figures. Good points.
     
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    I wouldn't say it is clustered around T.O. - it looks to be pretty well spread across the province:

    The third largest grant is $1.4M to Electric Circuit for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
    Arntjen is getting $612k for Central and SW Ontario
    Oxford Co is getting $350k (not needed for Tesla owners thanks to the SC at Woodstock)
    Essex is getting $250k.
     
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    Agreed, assuming Koben Systems' contract is province-wide. 10 DCQC at a total of five IKEA. Hopefully, they'll charge enough to prevent people from squatting.
     
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    Funny how this program is mostly for Level three, but Ontario's new plug-in rebate program pushes people to buy hybrids that can't charge at more than 3.6 kW.
     
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    There's more than one head-scratcher in that bunch. A gas station in Coldwater is getting 130K for one level 3 and one level 2? And a tech company in Waterloo is getting 61K for 6 level twos at their workplace?

    I suppose we should be happy that the Liberals are doing some good things as they spend like drunken sailors.
     
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    There's sweet !@#$0-all for Northern Ontario. Of course I'm hoping that Koben does some of that.
     
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    Pearson really need about 300 Level 1 plugs for longer term parking.
     
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    Are there plans for electric taxis to serve the airport?
     
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    You folks are making some great points. It costs ~$50K for a level 3 charging station, more less including labour. Why are these grants so much?

    Less than a $1000, plus labour, for a level 2 charging station. More if there's something like a pedestal. I assume that there will be a bit more for outdoor installation.
     
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    Excellent point RB...I'd love to hear their explanation of their lack of coordination between these programs...
     
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    The installations are due to be completed by early next year, by which time the Bolt should be available.

    In the meantime the incentive covers up to 30% of the MSRP of the i3, Leaf, FFE, Soul EV, etc.
     
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    I missed that... all of the installations? Koben's going to be busy this summer.
     
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    Have you seen the news articles about the mismanagement and corruption in Brampton?
     
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    Apparently you're unfamiliar with how the Ontario government does things. Economics do NOT enter into the matter when there are "political considerations".. cough... grease..
     
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    So they say:
    Electric Vehicles Chargers Ontario
     

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