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

Car charging station located in Vaughan photographed by GTA Weekly Toronto news
Photo: Car charging station in Vaughan, ON

Two New Charging Stations Now in Service at Vaughan City Hall

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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