Ontario To Add 500 Public Charging Stations – Location Map (Update: Videos)

JUL 14 2016 BY MARK KANE 12

Ontario is tireless in promoting electric cars.

New charging infrastructure locations focused in population dense areas (expanded view below)

New charging infrastructure locations focused in population dense areas (expanded view below)

After the introduction of incentives worth C$14,000 (over $10,800 USD) per qualifying car (~30% off the MSRP), plus up to C$1,000 ($775) for charging point installation, the times to look at public charging infrastructure is now!

The provincial government has announced that at over 250 locations, nearly 500 charging points will be installed by March 2017.

Most of the infrastructure will be Level 2 AC charging stations (nearly 300), but there is also over 200 DC fast chargers planned.

Bonus:  Official launch video of the Ontario program can be found below

The cost will be about C$20 million (less than C$80,000 per location) as the project will be done with 24 public-and private-sector partners.

“Ontario is building almost 500 electric vehicle charging stations at over 250 convenient locations across the province to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight climate change.

The province is working with 24 public- and private-sector partners to create an unprecedented network of public charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways, at workplaces and at various public places across Ontario. This includes over 200 Level 3 and nearly 300 Level 2 charging stations. The entire network will be in service by March 31, 2017.

Chevy Bolt charging

Chevy Bolt charging

The province’s $20-million investment under Ontario’s Green Investment Fund will expand charging infrastructure across the province and will help address “range anxiety,” a common concern of consumers regarding the distance electric vehicles can travel compared to traditional vehicles. Building a more robust network of public chargers across Ontario allows electric vehicle owners to plan longer trips knowing that charging stations are as readily available as gas stations.

With the new network of stations, electric vehicle drivers will be able to travel confidently from Windsor to Ottawa or from Toronto to North Bay and within and around major urban centres.”

Currently there are nearly 7,000 electric vehicles on the road in Ontario, and almost 22,500 in Canada

Closer look at charging station roll-out map for Southern Ontario (click here for interative MTO map)

Closer look at charging station roll-out map for Southern Ontario (click here for interactive MTO map)

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source: Ontario, Hat tip to Blaine H, Mark K!

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12 Comments on "Ontario To Add 500 Public Charging Stations – Location Map (Update: Videos)"

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Excellent locations. Lots of MacDonalds and Tim Hortons locations. Most Canadians travel from Timmies to Timmies when travelling.

Go Ontario!
Awaiting screams of ‘waste of taxpayers money’ from all pick up drivers out there.

Yea Leaf, The Noisy BIG MONSTER GAS Guzzling Truck owners who can hardly fit those Pigs in a proper parking space will scream like new born Babies.. l m a o …Time for them to stop & smell the flowers.

That will be Great! These are all Super Locations ! It can’t come faster or soon enough.

Hope Sun Country Highway is involved too! Up to now they have almost single handedly built out charging stations in Canada coast to coast!

sun country highway/ clipper creek did an awesome job getting things rolling for us early adopters, I was disappointed they didn’t run the E-mazing race this year

What fast charger standard are they using for level 3?

these will be dual stations chademo/ccs as per the specs laid out by the government

Perfect. Go Ontario!

Oh, Canada!

Fantastic. Opens up many destinations within striking distance of GTA. My personal need is a Toronto to Kawartha path which looks to be in the plan.

I’m glad I’m seeing Canada do this. If they built it will the aggression that the company in Montreal part of Canada is building it. This will be a very powerful system.