The provincial government is offering large rebates to people who decide to buy electric cars.
Ontario is giving $12,500 to drivers who make the upgrade, but many people in the city without a garage are having trouble finding a good place to charge their cars. Drivers end up having to charge out on the street where they park, but city bylaws are not making this easy. Some have had to run extension cords from their homes over to the street in order to charge their car batteries.
Transportation Services and Toronto Hydro have been trying to find the right locations to install up to five curb-side charging areas around the city.
Is the provincial rebate a great enough incentive to get more electric cars on the road?