Ontario to facilitate EV infrastructure installations

Ontario is cutting the red tape for EV charging installation. According to the Canadian province's website, "all local utilities will follow a streamlined process for EV charging connections" from late May, making it easier to build public chargers.

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Specifically, the measure will go into effect on 27 May 2024. Then, all 58 local electricity utilities must follow the streamlined procedures for installing EV infrastructure. That includes the implementation of standardised forms, timelines, and information requirements.

Ontario has several programmes to support the adoption of electric vehicles and make EV charging infrastructure more accessible. The EV ChargeON programme, for instance, has earmarked 91 million CAD for the installation of public EV chargers outside of Ontario’s large urban centres. It also introduced an “Ultra-Low Overnight price plan,” making it cheaper to charge an electric car overnight. Moreover, it installed fast chargers “at all 20 renovated ONroute stations along the province’s busiest highways, the 400 and 401.”

“As the number of EV owners in Ontario continues to grow, our government is making it easier to put shovels in the ground to build the critical infrastructure needed for drivers to charge their vehicles where and when they need to,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “This is just another step we are taking to reduce red tape, increase EV adoption, and use our clean electricity supply to support the electrification of Ontario’s transportation sector.”

“Our government is paving the way to an electric future by building the EV charging infrastructure drivers need, where they need it,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “By increasing the accessibility of public EV charging stations across the province, including for rural and northern communities, we are providing more sustainable and convenient travel options for drivers.”



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