Ontario charges forward!


The provincial government of Ontario has set a goal of one in every 20 cars being EVs (electric vehicles) by the end of this decade. Currently, there are approximately 10.5 million registered vehicles in Ontario. Using that figure as a base, by 2020, approximately 525,000 vehicles on the province’s roads will be EVs.  While an ambitious and exciting goal, let’s all hope that both Canada and the United States will surpass that objective. According to the story on cbc.ca:

“The first commercial plug-in electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, and the electric Ford Focus are expected to become available in Canada later in 2011, and the provincial government hopes that one in 20 vehicles in Ontario will be electric by 2020.”

“By demonstrating leadership in the adoption of electric vehicles, Ontario is positioned to capture the research and production jobs as the plan gains momentum. It’s about taking a long-term view for the clean jobs of tomorrow for our families.”

It is refreshing to know that some governments get it. Kudos to the Province of Ontario for charging forward.

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