Ontario’s aim is 1 in 20 by the year 2020. That’s 5% of vehicles electric or hybrid with in 10 years.
–-Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
“The automotive sector is helping to build a greener economy by developing and producing electric vehicles. Our plan to help consumers buy green vehicles will benefit our economy and improve our environment.”
–Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation
McGuinty Government Making It Easier To Buy Electric Vehicles
“Ontario’s target is to become a world leader in building and driving electric cars.
The McGuinty government aims to have one out of every 20 vehicles driven in Ontario to be electrically powered by 2020. This would put Ontarians into cleaner, more efficient vehicles, and expand the electric vehicle market for manufacturers.
Under a plan announced today, buyers of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles will receive:
Rebates of between $4,000 and $10,000 for plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles purchased after July 1, 2010.
Green vehicle licence plates that would allow drivers to:
- Use less-congested High Occupancy Vehicle (carpool) lanes, even if there is only one person in the vehicle.
- Access public charging facilities and parking at Ontario government and GO Transit lots.”
This will work out just right for me. I am have been looking at the options to go electric for the the last two years.
There is the 3rd Generation Toyota Pirus which is a Hybrid.
Then there is the Nissan Leaf with 5 passenger and 160km range that is coming in 2010.
I still have another year to look around and a lot can change in one year in the EV and Hybrid market.