March 10, 2017
Woodstock charging station unveiled as part of EVCO program in Oxford
$350,760 provincial investment in Oxford will advance the plan to build a network of electric vehicle chargers across the County
This morning, Parliamentary Assistant Daiene Vernile joined Deputy Warden Trevor Birtch to unveil three new County-operated electric vehicle charging stations at the Quality Hotel & Suites in Woodstock. Funded as part of the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) program in Oxford County, the City of Woodstock receives one Level 3 charger and two Level 2 chargers, located adjacent to the Tesla Supercharger station at 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock.
The new chargers are part of a growing network of stations across Oxford County and throughout Ontario, which support electric vehicle drivers on their travels. A level 2 charging station can fully charge a vehicle in four to eight hours, while a Level 3 charger can charge a vehicle to 80% in approximately 30 minutes.
Under the EVCO program, the Ministry of Transportation is investing $350,760 in electric vehicle charging stations in Oxford. In addition to the Woodstock charging stations, this includes three additional chargers in the Town of Ingersoll, which were launched in February.
Left to Right: Dave Rowlison, JML Electric | Trevor Birtch, Deputy Warden, Oxford County / Mayor, City of Woodstock | Daiene Vernile, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Transportation | Ifhan Hudda, Quality Hotel & Suites | Jay Heaman, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Oxford County
Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) funding advances Oxford County’s Electric Vehicle Accessibility Plan, which aims to establish a network of electric vehicle charging stations across the County through public and private partnerships. Phase 2 of the Plan, approved as part of the 2017 budget process, allows for a feasibility study by the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and Ryerson University to determine optimal locations for chargers.
Oxford County also benefits from a successful private-sector EVCO application that will see two Level 3 chargers installed at a Tim Hortons location in Tillsonburg and one Level 3 charger installed at Mister Steaks Trucker’s Haven in Drumbo.
Through the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario grant program, the province is working with public and private sector partners to create a network of electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces and public places across Ontario. For more information, visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/electric-vehicle-chargers-ontario.shtml
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