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    I think this is great news.

    But I'm worried though that my right-wing friends and acquaintances will be extremely against it. I'm also worried that there may be enough people against it to cause a change in government before this can really take hold.

    Hopefully the David Suzuki ad(s) will be able to sway opinions on the matter.
     
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    Political issues aside, their thinking is in the right direction.

    The first step to recovery is realizing there's a problem. Now we have to take action and to take that action you need to change the behaviour. Incentives are good tools for this. It worked for light bulbs, it can work for cars too.

    The only issue is the car makers have to step up to the plate. Model 3 certainly showed the industry there's demand for compelling EVs.
     
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    The Ontario government has now posted the broad outline of the Climate Change Plan. The news for those of us waiting for the Model 3 and others planning to purchase EV's this is fantastic news, with some reservations if deliveries are delayed or the PC's win the next election. I am searching for more details and will try contacting the Ministry if I can't find them in the press material. I am just going to provide the highlights for EV's the plan is much more comprehensive and significantly directed to housing as well.
    • The initial target is to raise sales of EV. PEHV and Hydrogen Vehicles to 5% of new sales by 2020, estimated as 14,000 vehicles per year. This target is to be reviewed and increased every five years (it seems plausible that Model 3 sales alone could meet this target by then).
    • Multi car households and new drivers will be encouraged to buy an EV? Extra incentive? The basis of this is not explained.
    • The EV incentive of up to $14,000 and $1,000 for a Level 2 home charging station continue, there is no amount or end date listed in the release.
    • The Ontario government will work with the Federal Government to eliminate the HST (all of it not just the provincial portions, time to step up Justin) from new and used EV purchases by 2018 (just in time for delivery and a ~$7,500 savings if they do it, time to write to your MP, possible petition topic Trev?)
    • Free access to HOV and HOT lanes.
    • Free overnight charging (no details about how) from 2017 to 2020.
    • An additional $80 million (appears to be in addition to the 20 million announced in February) to build workplace and multi-residential chargers. Also included DC fast chargers on public highways, downtown locations, service Ontario offices and LCBO's.
    • All new homes will be equipped with a "dryer plug" in the garage for charging, assume they mean 240 V (building code change I assume).
    • The press reports also indicate that a buy back program to take older less efficient ICE cars off the road is part of the process.
    https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2016/06/making-the-switch-electric-vehicle-advantages.html
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wynne-climate-change-1.3621658
    https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2016/06/08/critics-pounce-on-vague-83b-climate-plan.html
     
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    #5 minogully, Jun 9, 2016
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    I read this would be until 2020.

    Here's a link to the action plan. In it, it states:
    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).
     
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    I haven't found any documentation that the incentives already in place expire in 2020.

    Media assuming they expire based on the timeline stated for free charging and other things. Comments in the articles are really disturbing. So many people freaking out over small increases in natural gas costs and claiming climate change isn't the motivation.

    I don't know about you but pumping billions of tons of pollution and co2 into the atmosphere can't be good for anyone... Elon said it right, it's the worst experiment in humankind's history. Why can't anyone see this is so obvious? Are we really this selfish???
     
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    There is a much more detailed breakdown in the attached document. I have picked out the EV highlights. Unfortunately the EV incentive program seems to be funded only to 2020 at this point and I am somewhat concerned about the total amount of funding targeted at these incentives being limited to less than 12,000 vehicles if they were all funded at the $14,000 amount. No map of the charging stations that they have funded as of yet.

    Action 2 - Increase The Use Of Electric Vehicles
    Total Intended GGRA Funding: $246,750,000 to $277,000,000.
    Est. GHG Reduction In 2020 [*] : 50,000 Tonnes.
    Est. Cost Per Tonne: $75.

    2.1 Maintain incentives for electric vehicles: Ontario will 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).$140,000,000 to $160,000,000 2017

    2.2Eliminate 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.--2017/18

    2.3Free 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.$15,000,000 2016

    2.4 Replace older vehicles: The province will 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.$10,000,000 to $20,000,000 2017/18

    2.5 Ensure charging infrastructure is widely available: Ontario will increase access to the infrastructure required to charge electric vehicles by ensuring the following: See Below See Below

    2.5.1More charging stations: The province will invest in the rapid deployment of charging in workplaces, multi-unit residential buildings, downtowns and town centres.$80,000,000Ongoing

    2.5.2 Electric-vehicle-ready homes: Ontario will 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.--January 2018

    2.5.3Electric-vehicle-ready workplaces: Ontario will establish a requirement that, as of 2018, all newly built commercial office buildings and appropriate workplaces must provide charging infrastructure.--2018

    2.6Electric 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.--2017

    2.7Increase 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.$1,750,000 to $2,000,000 2017/18
    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Government Locations: Electric charging stations will be installed for workforce and public charging at all government locations, including government offices,GO Transit stations, ServiceOntario offices, driver license offices, Ontario Parks and LCBOs. Charging station installation will begin in 2017 and is to be completed at the majority of locations in 2018. In addition to its own properties, Ontario will request all new government lease agreements and lease renewals include the provision of charging infrastructure, unless the property is not in a location appropriate to support or promote the use of electric vehicles.$500,000 to $2,000,0002017
    Establish EV Requirements For Existing Condominiums And Apartment Buildings: Establish requirements as soon as possible for existing condominiums and apartment buildings to make it easier to install charging stations for residents.--2017/18
    Permanent Green Licence Plate Program: The Green Licence Plate Program will continue until 25 per cent of passenger vehicles have green plates. Green licence plates identify electric vehicle drivers’ commitment to a cleaner Ontario. The program also provides electric vehicles with free access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes, no matter how many people are in the vehicle. The program would be reviewed after 10 years. Green plate vehicles will have free access to the high-occupancy toll lanes that are currently being rolled out in Ontario --Ongoing
    EV Educational Campaigns: Continue to collaborate with local partners and jurisdictions such as California and Quebec on educational campaigns to promote awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles, with a focus on first-time car buyers and multi-car households.
    $10,000,000 to $20,000,0002017/18
    Partner And Dealership Programs: Provide support to dealerships to increase engagements to increase sales through dealer training and awareness programs--2017
    Private Fleet Awareness Campaign: Initiate an awareness campaign for private fleet owners and managers to communicate their eligibility for electric vehicle incentives and promote the potential savings from greening their fleets--2017/18


    1.1.1Require electric vehicle charging in surface lots: Municipalities would be able to require installation of electric vehicle charging stations in surface parking areas.

    --2017/18
     

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