Ontario EV Charging Equipment Rebate Update

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For any members from Ontario looking at their options for charging stations installed at home.

I called up the Ontario government to ask whether or not the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program would apply to a person hiring an electrician to simply put in a 240V electrical outlet in your garage. As you are aware, Tesla's could charge directly from one of these outlets in a reasonable amount of time, but the government's website only seems to talk about installing actual Charging stations.

See here for the resource I'm talking about:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/charging-incentive-program.shtml

The answer is no, they don't cover this.

So, if you're looking for the cheapest option, you'll have to consider the costs of just installing the 240V plug with no rebate vs the cost of installing the Telsa charging station with $1000 off (depending on labour costs).
 

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And to add to this, the Ontario Rebate is up to 50% or max of $500 for the Cost of the EVSE Unit, and up to 50% or max of $500 for the Installation Costs. To get a total rebate of up to $1000 CAD. So as per Jon's post above, agree it makes sense to spend for a Tesla Home "Charger" and the cost of getting that professionally installed, with a 240 Plug set up (versus hard-wired). Having a plug will make for better home resale value in the future as well as allow you to take the EVSE with you to next home.
 

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Hi guys anybody who will need the charging station installed. Let me know. I will work with you to fit into the cost of the rebate. My company's name is Mirek Electric and we are located in Mississauga. You can check us out at trustedpros.ca.
My email address is mirek@mirekelectric.com.
I'm member as well and cannot wait for the M3 to be released.
 

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Hi guys anybody who will need the charging station installed. Let me know. I will work with you to fit into the cost of the rebate. My company's name is Mirek Electric and we are located in Mississauga. You can check us out at trustedpros.ca.
My email address is mirek@mirekelectric.com.
I'm member as well and cannot wait for the M3 to be released.
Hi Mirek,

I might be interested in your services... I just convince the CTO of my company this past Friday to consider installing at least 1 charging station in our work parking lot... I work for a small company located in Markham. I'm looking into installing either a bosh or a Tesla charger (frankly I would prefer the Tesla...) Basically I was going to contact Tesla so they can help me find a technician that would be willing to inspect the place, locate the ideal place to install it and give us a quote... I'm thinking of a 40A circuit... Is that something you do?
 

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Hi Mirek,

I might be interested in your services... I just convince the CTO of my company this past Friday to consider installing at least 1 charging station in our work parking lot... I work for a small company located in Markham. I'm looking into installing either a bosh or a Tesla charger (frankly I would prefer the Tesla...) Basically I was going to contact Tesla so they can help me find a technician that would be willing to inspect the place, locate the ideal place to install it and give us a quote... I'm thinking of a 40A circuit... Is that something you do?
I would suggest the 100A Clipper Creek (sold in Canada by Sun Country Highway) if installing at a commercial location.

High power gives Teslas the fastest AC rate available. Your J1772 Adapter comes with the car and will allow you to charge at Maximum rate.
 

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I would suggest the 100A Clipper Creek (sold in Canada by Sun Country Highway) if installing at a commercial location.

High power gives Teslas the fastest AC rate available. Your J1772 Adapter comes with the car and will allow you to charge at Maximum rate.
It's for work, I don't think people would mind having a slower charging system, since they have to stay at least 8hrs on premise... An 100A would be ideal, but I worry that the circuitry (wiring, breaker...) and the cost of all that would be higher than what we expect to pay...
Furthermore the model 3 most likely won't come with 100A charging capabilities and even if it did, a slower charge is better for the batteries over time than a fast one... Thank you for the tip and I'll look more into it since I didn't know about that brand... But chances are we would go with an easier and cheaper solution...
 

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It's for work, I don't think people would mind having a slower charging system, since they have to stay at least 8hrs on premise... An 100A would be ideal, but I worry that the circuitry (wiring, breaker...) and the cost of all that would be higher than what we expect to pay...
Furthermore the model 3 most likely won't come with 100A charging capabilities and even if it did, a slower charge is better for the batteries over time than a fast one... Thank you for the tip and I'll look more into it since I didn't know about that brand... But chances are we would go with an easier and cheaper solution...
Plan for success is my motto on it. Check out charger sharing that happens in high density areas (like California).
 

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Plan for success is my motto on it. Check out charger sharing that happens in high density areas (like California).
You mean like people coming on a private property (commercial) the o charge their cars? Next thing we would want is having less parking space because we have to share out station with the whole city...
But I got to admit it's not a bad initiative in a consumer point of view...
 

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You mean like people coming on a private property (commercial) the o charge their cars? Next thing we would want is having less parking space because we have to share out station with the whole city...
But I got to admit it's not a bad initiative in a consumer point of view...
No...

I mean other employees or co-workers or visitors to your business who may want to or need to get a charge. The faster your J1772 charger, the quicker you can get to full and move the car into a parking stall.

Commercial chargers are up to the sponsor to decide who is allowed to use it.
 

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...a slower charge is better for the batteries over time than a fast one... Thank you for the tip and I'll look more into it since I didn't know about that brand... But chances are we would go with an easier and cheaper solution...
Clipper Creek is actually one of the longest providers of EV charging stations. The second Roadster charger was OEM Clipper Creek. The chargers deployed throughout California to support the EV1 and others like it were Clipper Creek. They are among the companies that help create the J1772 standard. Rock, solid EVSEs. NOT THE CHEAPEST, but definitely rock solid.
 

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If you are looking for an electrician in Toronto area, I highly recommend the one I used. I got multiple prices and he was the best, plus went out of his way to outsource in ground trenching which was also required for my setup. I thought I was going to have to open up 2 walls, one in my house and one in the dry-walled garage, but the in-ground armoured cable ended up costing the same since it was a shorter run than through the attic!

I ended up getting the HPWC also in order to get the full $1000 rebate. Tom also priced for me install using the RV park style temporary plug outdoor weather proof box for a NEMA 14-50 receptacle.

They also specialize in commercial work and are doing some of the Green P charger installs in the GTA.

https://www.twelectricals.com/