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HN12345 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 10:24 am
I fully intend on getting the Model 3, currently driving a BMW 328i so I'm into sporty cars. The look/image of the current EVs just don't do it for me. Tbh, I don't really see the incentives going away though even if the Liberals are not in power. This environmental movement is a big deal, I doubt they will pull the plug on this.
Given the timing of the election and time it takes to reform and sitting of the house, I wouldn't expect any legislative change until the fall at the earliest (if it's going to happen).
Say, one year today.
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Digging through the documents (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/ ... _guide.pdf p. 10, section K), it appears that the EVIP is funded through the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act (section 118 (2)) which is at the Minister's discretion

"(2) On and after January 1, 1997, the Minister may, out of money appropriated therefor by the Legislature and upon such conditions as he or she considers advisable, provide grants, loans and other financial assistance to any person, including the council of a band, within the meaning of the Indian Act (Canada), and a municipal corporation, for specific projects that the Minister considers to be of provincial significance. 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 68."

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p50#BK71

The new Minister of Transport, assuming the Liberals do get defeated, could withdraw funding the day they are sworn in if they so choose. Right now it's hypothetical, but if you're planning on buying an EV and the Liberals lose, you'll have a couple of weeks between election day and swearing in day to take delivery of your vehicle.
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I doubt anything would happen over the summer break.
Unless you think politicians would give up their summer break... hah!
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mf1982 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 3:52 pm
Digging through the documents (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/ ... _guide.pdf p. 10, section K), it appears that the EVIP is funded through the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act (section 118 (2)) which is at the Minister's discretion

"(2) On and after January 1, 1997, the Minister may, out of money appropriated therefor by the Legislature and upon such conditions as he or she considers advisable, provide grants, loans and other financial assistance to any person, including the council of a band, within the meaning of the Indian Act (Canada), and a municipal corporation, for specific projects that the Minister considers to be of provincial significance. 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 68."

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p50#BK71

The new Minister of Transport, assuming the Liberals do get defeated, could withdraw funding the day they are sworn in if they so choose. Right now it's hypothetical, but if you're planning on buying an EV and the Liberals lose, you'll have a couple of weeks between election day and swearing in day to take delivery of your vehicle.
That's why I have a delivery by June 1st clause in my egolf order. It's a little early, but I don't want to risk getting a car without a rebate.

On another note, Costco ships super fast. I ordered my charger last night and it is coming tomorrow.
Current cell plans:
Fido $15 3gb
Koodo $40 for 5GB Public Mobile migration plan.

Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 6:25 pm
On another note, Costco ships super fast. I ordered my charger last night and it is coming tomorrow.
Because they don't ship from Costco, direct from distributor.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 6:25 pm
That's why I have a delivery by June 1st clause in my egolf order. It's a little early, but I don't want to risk getting a car without a rebate.

On another note, Costco ships super fast. I ordered my charger last night and it is coming tomorrow.
To get the Gov't rebate for the charger you have to submit the request within three months of getting the EV rebate. How will you do that if the EV won't arrive for several more months?
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flyboy320 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 7:57 pm
To get the Gov't rebate for the charger you have to submit the request within three months of getting the EV rebate. How will you do that if the EV won't arrive for several more months?
I also ordered a Ford Focus ev back in March and it is arriving tomorrow. It took 6 months, but it is finally here! Now I start waiting for the e-golf.

By next summer we will be a fully ev family.
Current cell plans:
Fido $15 3gb
Koodo $40 for 5GB Public Mobile migration plan.

Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.
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Anyone switch to the overnight plan with power stream? I am going to call tomorrow to make the switch.
Current cell plans:
Fido $15 3gb
Koodo $40 for 5GB Public Mobile migration plan.

Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.
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flyboy320 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 7:57 pm
To get the Gov't rebate for the charger you have to submit the request within three months of getting the EV rebate. How will you do that if the EV won't arrive for several more months?
That's not correct.
The charger rebate requires:
- must be submitted within three months of either (a) purchase date or (b) ESA inspection date (if getting it installed and inspected professionally).
- the car rebate to be submitted first, though you don't need to wait to receive the car rebate.
- the car must be registered and plated in ON.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 8:37 pm
I also ordered a Ford Focus ev back in March and it is arriving tomorrow. It took 6 months, but it is finally here! Now I start waiting for the e-golf.

By next summer we will be a fully ev family.
Wow, congrats! Talk about having patience to wait 6 months for a car! Enjoy the ride.
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neptune wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 9:53 pm
That's not correct.
The charger rebate requires:
- must be submitted within three months of either (a) purchase date or (b) ESA inspection date (if getting it installed and inspected professionally).
- the car rebate to be submitted first, though you don't need to wait to receive the car rebate.
- the car must be registered and plated in ON.
It's not all that strict as it seems. From another thread (FFE) :
RedStrikeCa wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:24 pm
It's pretty common. Actually, I did the same thing. Ordered EVSE in May, installed in June and expecting FFE yesterday. I called Ministry of Finance and told them the situation. They said they received all my paperwork and everything looks good. They have to wait for the dealer to submit the EV rebate application.
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For those thinking about switching to the overnight pricing plans with power stream just a heads up that it takes 10 days to get on so plan accordingly when you get your vehicle delivery date.
Current cell plans:
Fido $15 3gb
Koodo $40 for 5GB Public Mobile migration plan.

Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.

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