The Globe and Mail is reporting on the Ontario Governments draft proposal to deal with climate change. As this is still a proposal and not funded legislation it may not be enacted in this fashion. There are several issues addressed which are important to EV buyers. It appears the EV tax credit is a long term policy. I have attached the article, clearly if approved this would be a massive step towards sustainable energy production and transport.
- The plan is to raise the number of EV's on the road in Ontario to increase EV sales to at least 12 % in the next nine years by providing 285,000,000 for EV incentives. The current maximum of 14,000 per vehicle and 1,000 per charger is mentioned.
- 3.8 billion to retrofit buildings and transition to sustainable sources like solar, wind and geothermal.
- No HST on the provincial portion of the sales tax for EV purchases
- No charge for overnight charging of EV's
- An extra subsidy to low income homes for the purchase of an EV
- various other measures to electrify transit and lower carbon emissions from forms of transportation still using it