Ontario building 500 electric vehicle charging stations in 250 locations in 2017


mentalfloss
#1
It's happening.


Ontario budgets $20 million to build 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations in 2017

TORONTO — Ontario will spend $20 million to build nearly 500 electric vehicle charging stations across the province in 2017.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the government will work with 27 private and public sector partners to create a network of charging stations at more than 250 different locations.

Del Duca says they will be set up along highways, in cities, and at workplaces, condominiums and some public places.

He hopes a network of charging stations will address the “range anxiety” some consumers have about the limits electric vehicles can travel compared with regular cars and trucks.

Some locations will have only a Level 2 charger, which can fully charge a vehicle in four to six hours, others will have Level 3 — or Direct Current Fast Chargers — that can charge a vehicle to 80 per cent in 30 minutes, and some will have both.

Ontario recently increased incentives for electric car buyers with rebates of up to $14,000, but the rebates are capped at $3,000 for vehicles priced between $75,000 and $150,000.

Those priced over $150,000 are not eligible for rebates.

There are an estimated 5,800 electric vehicles on Ontario roads.

Ontario budgets $20 million to build 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations in 2017
 
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Dixie Cup
Conservative
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So they've budgeted $20 million. Huh. Wanna make a bet it ends up being wayyyyyy more? Betcha.....


JMO
 
Walter
+2
#3
I tank at Crappy Tire. I don't think the gubmint built that station.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+5
#4
So taxpayers are once again being forced to finance a politically driven agenda that is not based in reality. They should ask around at towns that went and built these things how the ROI is.If there is any money in it businesses would be installing them all on their own.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+2
#5
So, if there are 5,800 electric vehicles in Ontario, and assuming
the lowest rebate of $3,000 each...that's $17,400,000 so far...

And $20,000,000 (conseratively at this point for to build 500
electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations
in 2017.

($20 million + $17.4 million)/ 5,800 electric vehicles means
the Ontario tax base has subsidized these electric vehicles
to the tune of ( at the bare minimum so far ) $6,500 a piece.

Anyway, can someone please criticize the oil industry and
and subsidies perceived in it's overall support of the Canadian
economy as a whole?
 
petros
#6
I've never seen an EV in a EV charge spot. Ever!!!!
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#7
I'm sure that 250 stations might service one single small urban center... Let's just hope that no one needs to go more than 60 or 70 km in a single trip.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+2
#8
A half hour for an 80% charge? It takes 5-10 minutes for a 100% fill at the pump - and I can go 600K on that
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+2
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

A half hour for an 80% charge? It takes 5-10 minutes for a 100% fill at the pump - and I can go 600K on that

How much of a subsidy did you get for your vehicle, that
supports an industry that shovels $$$ into the Canadian
coffers to keep Quebec quieter?
 
Walter
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I've never seen an EV in a EV charge spot. Ever!!!!

A local college has a charging station, five spots and whenever I go past, all of them are empty; a waste of space.
 
petros
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A local college has a charging station, five spots and whenever I go past, all of them are empty; a waste of space.

I work at a university in moonbat central FFS.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+2
#12
And there still won't be one where you really need one.

If this was truly economically viable every 'gas station' would have a charging station and made charge consumers to use it. And it would be made by private enterprise. This is a complete waste of money and like Dixie says, will cost more than this incompetent government estimates.
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
#13
Crusaderism.
 
JamesBondo
+2
#14
consider buying a used Honda civic for $10k. You will have an affordable, reliable, economic vehicle.

And, there isn't an electric vehicle out there that can match it.
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

So they've budgeted $20 million. Huh. Wanna make a bet it ends up being wayyyyyy more? Betcha.....


JMO

That's a sucker's bet considering the math works out to only $40,000 per location.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+2
#16
Ontario's rebate system seems to indicate the project's a dud right from the start - and reeks of dope dealers giving the hook hits free
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
#17
Couldn't the money be spent on something more relevant with a larger scope?
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
+2
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Ontario's rebate system seems to indicate the project's a dud right from the start - and reeks of dope dealers giving the hook hits free

At least crusaders like Floss can feel noble and good about their meaningless lives. Without actually doing anything himself.

That has to feel good right about now.
 
mentalfloss
#19
Just finished doing my taxes.

Getting money back and we are moving on to renewables.


Sweet!
 
petros
#20
Money back? You peasants have it good.
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
#21
No one is buying the cars but it feels good that at least there is power stations, for them. In case someone wanted to buy one.

Give it a other 20 year.
 
gerryh
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Just finished doing my taxes.

Getting money back and we are moving on to renewables.


Sweet!


Can you tell me how, with Ontario's deficit, they can afford to build these stations?
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
#23
It's what we voted for.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+2
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Can you tell me how, with Ontario's deficit, they can afford to build these stations?

We're speaking of a province that preaches energy conservation then upped the rates because we saved too well and charged delivery where no delivery has been made. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out: Lie, cheat, steal and blame it on somebody else
Last edited by lone wolf; Apr 29th, 2016 at 01:02 PM..
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
#25
Come to Ontario, where we're all wynners
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Just finished doing my taxes.

Getting money back and we are moving on to renewables.


Sweet!

That's the way taxes are designed. You get some of YOUR money back and you feel all nice and sweet inside. Of course the smart ones of us who know we are getting refunds got our money back in March (why let the government keep our money any longer than needed?).

If you want to really compare, take a look at the line under taxes owed or whatever it is called. That is how much you are actually paying (that + cpp + ei).

So you are using your tax refund to buy yourself an electric car?
 
gerryh
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

That's the way taxes are designed. You get some of YOUR money back and you feel all nice and sweet inside. Of course the smart ones of us who know we are getting refunds got our money back in March (why let the government keep our money any longer than needed?).


Yup, I have always wondered how people could get so excited about having paid too much to the government.
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

So you are using your tax refund to buy yourself an electric car?

Don't be ****ing redicoulurediculus
He's using the refund to pay his municipal taxes

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Yup, I have always wondered how people could get so excited about having paid too much to the government.

Stupidity is a blessing somehow.
 
Walter
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Just finished doing my taxes.

Getting money back and we are moving on to renewables.


Sweet!

Getting money back means you gave too much to begin with. Get a better accountant.
 
Locutus
+2
#30
Wynneing!

By Kate on April 30, 2016 12:28 AM | 7 Comments



A chicken in every pot, a gun to every head;
Things just got a whole lot brighter in Canada for the dismal electric-car business. Word has leaked that the country's largest province is preparing to help buy a plug-in vehicle or hybrid for millions of families across the province -- or will at least force those families to buy one. The details of how Ontarians are getting all those green vehicles weren't clear in the confidential draft version of the Wynne Liberals' "Climate Change Action Plan" leaked to The Globe and Mail on Wednesday. But the goals are crystal clear: A promise to get 1.7 million low-emission cars on the roads in the next eight years, and pull seven million gas-powered cars off in the next 14.


That's in addition to making sure 80 per cent of us ride transit or walk or bike to work, and ensuring the majority of the buildings in the province are "emissions-free" by 2050. And to engineer this great, gleaming, green society, the Liberals will create a brand new monopolistic government behemoth, a "new ultra-low-carbon utility" that will have a sweeping mandate to micro-engineer how you get to work, how you heat your home, and how the economy is powered.
Or, there are always elections.