Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

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Electric vehicles are growing in popularity, as the prices of electric vehicles decrease and the variety of electric vehicles increase.  Waterloo North Hydro wants to ensure you make the right choices when it comes to an electric vehicle and charging station.

Learn About Electric Vehicles

Thinking of purchasing an electric vehicle?  Waterloo North Hydro recommends that you do your research and find the right vehicle to meet your lifestyle and there are resources to help you make the right choice.

  • Plug N Drive - Find information about electric vehicles, including the environmental and cost benefits
  • ChargeHub - Has information on electric vehicles, A tool to help you compare electric vehicle models and associated costs as well as a charging station mapping tool
  • Ontario Government Electric Vehicle Program - Provides information on electric vehicle and electric vehicle charging station options and the available incentives

NEW- Electric Vehicle Incentive Programs

Effective May 1, 2019 the Government of Canada is offering incentives on qualifying zero-emission vehicles to fight climate change. 

There are two levels of incentive:

  • Battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $5,000
  • Shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $2,500

For more information on the program and qualifying vehicles visit Zero-Emission Vehicle Program page

Electric Vehicle Charging

Whether you are planning a road trip or just heading out for a day of errands, planning how you can charge your electric vehicle is critical.  Here are a few resources to help you map the best route.

Purchasing a Charger for Your Electric Vehicle

Thinking of purchasing an electric vehicle and have questions on how to go about purchasing and getting a charger installed?  Here are a few resources to help you choose which charger best suits your vehicle and needs.

  • Charge My Car has information to help you choose, buy, and install a charging station for your electric car.
  • Electrical Safety Authority has information to ensure your electric vehicle charging station is installed safely.
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