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Sustainable Transportation

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In the Town of Caledon, a geographically vast municipality, transportation is of particular environmental concern. Smart commuting, through active transportation, carpooling and alternate fuels (whether biodiesel, hybrid or electric vehicles) is encouraged to reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

 

Electric Vehicles | Charging Stations

Electric Vehicles have been quickly gaining popularity in Ontario and across Canada due to their various benefits.

Environmental Benefit

Caledon's largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (48%) is transportation. Transportation is also the largest source of the Province's emissions (35%). A key strategy to tackle these emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change is to use electric vehicles.

Cost Benefit

Gasoline and Diesel also account for 48% of energy expenditures in Caledon, according to the 2013 GHG Inventory Update. Using an electric vehicle can save drivers between $1,500-$2,000 annually.

Incentives

The Province allows vehicles that participate in Ontario's Green Vehicle License Plate program for the use of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on toll highways and on any 400 series and QEW highways.

Charging Station Availability

The electric vehicle charging network is quickly growing with over 4,500 public stations across Canada. In Ontario alone, the Province has recently funded the installation of almost 500 Level 2 and 3 charging stations across the Province.

How are electric vehicles charged?

Level 1

This is the slowest charging stations (1 hour of charge = 8km range). Most people will install this type of charging station in their home and charge their vehicles overnight. Typically 8-10 hours is needed for a full charge.

Level 2

A very common type of charging station (1 hour of charge = 30 km range) which can charge a vehicle between 4-6 hours. These are common at businesses, recreation centres, malls etc.

Level 3

This is the fastest charging station option (1 hour of charge = 250km range) and can charge an electric vehicle between 40-45 minutes.

How Caledon Supports the Transition to Electric Vehicles?

The Town's current electric vehicle charging station inventory consists of the following:

  • Two Level 2 charging stations located downtown Bolton in the Municipal parking lot 
  • Six Level 2 charging stations located at Town Hall in Caledon East
  • One Level 2 and one Level 3 charging station at the Albion Bolton Community Centre in Bolton
  • One Level 2 charging station at the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness in Bolton
  • One Level 3 charging station at the Margaret Dunn Library in Valleywood

These Town-owned charging stations are available for public use. Please note that parking is only allowed on municipal property as per the hours posted on the property signage (7 a.m. - 11 p.m.).

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You can find the location of other charging stations on Plug Share.

Fees

Level 2 charging stations located across the Town are free to use. 

Level 3 charging stations have a fee of $0.20/minute. This would equate to $6.00 for a 30 minute charge or $12.00 for 60 minutes.

Problems with the charging stations?

Please contact: Charge Point 1-877-850-4562. Visit Plug N' Drive to learn more about electric vehicles. 


Smart Commute 

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The Town of Caledon also encourages commuters to carpool in order to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road. 

The Town of Caledon was the recipient of Smart Commute's Employer of the Year Award in 2010, for leadership in the promotion and enabling of carpools among employees.

Find out more about the Smart Commute Program.

Contact

For questions regarding the EV Station network please contact Property Management at propertymanagement@caledon.ca.