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Making it Easier for Electric Vehicle Owners to Charge Up in Vaughan

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Making it Easier for Electric Vehicle Owners to Charge Up in Vaughan

Two New Charging Stations Now in Service at Vaughan City Hall

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is supporting Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers in their daily and long distance travels with the installation of two new EV charging stations in the City of Vaughan--part of an unprecedented network of public EV charging stations being installed across Ontario. 

Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca was in the City of Vaughan today to announce that two new Level 2 EV charging stations are now in service at the city's Joint Operations Centre.

Through the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario program, the province is working with public- and private-sector partners to put over 200 Level 3 and nearly 300 Level 2 charging stations into service.

Building a more robust network of public chargers across Ontario allows EV owners to plan longer trips, while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the new network of public fast-charging stations, EV drivers will be able to travel confidently from Windsor to Ottawa, or from Toronto to North Bay, and within and around Ontario's urban centres.

The charging network is funded by proceeds from Ontario's carbon market, which are invested into programs that help households and businesses fight climate change while saving energy and money, including home energy retrofits, public transit, social housing retrofits, and electric vehicle incentives and infrastructure. 

Making it easier and more convenient to own and operate electric vehicles is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The City of Vaughan received $17,500 to complete their EV charging project, which includes two level 2 chargers.
  • Level 2 charging stations use a 240 volt system (similar to a clothes dryer plug) and can fully charge a vehicle from a zero per cent charge in about four to eight hours.
  • Ontario’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, 37 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050.
  • Greenhouse gases from cars account for more emissions than those from industries such as iron, steel, cement, and chemicals combined.
  • There are over 10,000 electric vehicles currently on the road in Ontario.

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Steven Del Duca

“This is great news for electric vehicle owners in the City of Vaughan –by building a larger network of public chargers across Ontario, we are ensuring that electric vehicle owners are able to plan longer trips with confidence. The addition of charging stations will undoubtedly offer employees and visitors to the City added convenience as they go about their daily lives.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation and MPP for Vaughan

Glen R. Murray

“We are investing proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market to make it easier for people to buy and operate electric vehicles. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the province. By building more charging stations we are supporting people in choosing low-carbon transportation and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

“The City of Vaughan is dedicated to supporting a smart energy future. As a growing municipality, we are committed to championing sustainability to make our community a greener place for tomorrow. Ontario’s investment in electric vehicle charging stations reinforces our shared vision to combat climate change. Together, we can continue to promote transit options and reduce our carbon footprint. On behalf of the City, I thank the Province of Ontario for supporting Vaughan’s commitment to creating a more environmentally responsible community.”

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Mayor, City of Vaughan

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