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Plug into great savings from Ontario today up to $14,000 in incentives!

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Electric vehicles are the way of the future...actually, it's safe to now say that they're the way of the present. As of February 2017, there are nearly 30,000 electric cars on the road in Canada (9000 registered in Ontario) and growing. The Province is offering up to $14,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle and $1,000 on your home charging station -- visit Plug N Drive to learn more. You can also save up to $2,000 every year on fuel and maintenance.

Learn more about maintenance and fuel savings

Electric vehicles do not have internal combustion engines which require maintenance to the numerous moving parts – electric motors are much simpler systems. No more oil changes. No muffler systems to replace. No starter motors to replace (which can suddenly die in gas-powered cars and leave you calling for a tow truck). Usually no radiators, water pumps, or coolant hoses and fluids to worry about (which can suddenly overheat or spring a leak and leave you stranded on the side of the road). Usually no complex transmission systems. Electric vehicles and hybrids use regenerative braking systems to recover energy when stopping and using it to recharge the battery; this also has the added benefit of often greatly prolonging brake life since the brake pads don't have to work as hard, which can further reduce maintenance costs on your vehicle.

Avoid paying for gasoline, and your energy costs will be on your electricity bill, but you can charge in the evening at off-peak times or for FREE at many public chargers. As carbon taxes are levied on gasoline, you should be ahead in the long run. If you want the re-assurance of having gasoline back-up, you can purchase a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) that runs mostly on electric, but has a gas tank back-up for extra range, just in case.
Most electric vehicle models on the Canadian market travel 200-400 km on a single charge, but the majority of Canadians only drive a maximum of 60 Km per day. With close to 500 charging stations across Ontario (and more to come), you don’t have to worry about where to power up on your next trip. There are also a number of handy apps to help you navigate and find charging stations while you are on the road, most notably PlugShare and ChargeHub. 90% of all trips made on a weekday within Burlington are made by car -- 50% of these trips are 5 Km or less.

Learn more about range and charging station infrastructure

Battery technology has vastly improved over the past few years, going a long way to address people’s concern over range anxiety. From the Chevrolet Bolt’s 383 km range to Tesla’s Model S’s 507 km range. Electric vehicles on the Canadian market across the board offered higher electric ranges in 2017.

The Province is also investing in charging station infrastructure. There are currently over 500 Level 2 and a small number of Level 3 charging stations in Ontario today. Furthermore, the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) grant program will install electric car charging stations across Ontario at approximately 250 locations, making the EVCO network the largest public network of Level 3 stations in Canada. To date, EVCO charging stations have been installed at a wide variety of locations, including Tim Horton's restaurants, IKEA parking lots, Pearson International Airport, and at numerous municipal properties and businesses across Ontario. The specific location of each station can be found on the map on the EVCO web page or by visiting the Ontario 511 Traveller Information Service.
Growing knowledge and demand have also increased awareness and helped establish electric vehicles as the transportation option of choice. Plug N Drive’s Electric Vehicles Discovery Centre in North York, Ontario has electric vehicles on hand to test drive and experience. In addition to information on electric vehicles and incentive programs available. You can also check out the Driving electric vehicles uptake in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area report here.


If you are in the market for a new vehicle, or will be soon, take advantage of great incentives available on electric vehicles today and Make the Switch!


Available Incentives
Visit the Plug 'N Drive website to discover the various incentives.


Selection Tools for Green Vehicles
View BG's helpful cost analysis and EV comparison tool, to help you pick the right EV for you.


BurlingtonGreen's EV & hybrid survey
Test your knowledge of EVs and hybrids. We'll bet some of the facts will surprise you!
By participating in the survey, you can be entered into a FREE draw for a chance to win a great eco prize!



Prize and contest information


The draw is open to eligible Halton residents (see full contest details below).
You can win an exciting eco-prize comprized of an organic cotton tote bag, a stainless steel canteen and an eco-pen!
The contest closes March 31, 2018. Winners will be contacted directly, shortly thereafter.

  • The prize draw is open to people of all ages, provided they are a resident of Halton Region (Ontario, Canada).
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • When a participant is under the age of 18 on the date of contest entry, permission of parent/guardian is required to participate and claim any prize awarded.
  • Contest entry and draw eligibility is based on participation in the survey.
  • Contest closes 11:59 pm, March 31, 2018.
  • Prize winners will be required to answer a skill-testing question prior to claiming a prize.
  • Chances of winning depends on number of contest entries. Prize winners will be selected by random draw from valid entries.
  • Individuals may use only one valid email address to enter and may complete the quiz a maximum of two times within the draw period, waiting at least 30 days between entries.
  • Entries found to be over and above the two allowed, or sooner than 30 days since the last entry by that person, will be disqualified.


Plus, good information here on Ontario's long-term EV strategy.
 

Visit the Plug'n Drive and GHEVA websites for more information on EVs.

BurlingtonGreen helped promote EVs at the 2016 and 2017 Burlington Downtown Car Show!