February 06, 2017
Town of Ingersoll charging station comes online 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, Deputy Warden Trevor Birtch and Ingersoll Mayor Ted Comiskey formally launched three electric vehicle charging stations for public use in Ingersoll. Funded as part of the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) program in Oxford County, the Town of Ingersoll received one Level 3 charger and two Level 2 chargers, all located in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Oxford St. and King St., across from the Ingersoll Library.
Local resident and EV enthusiast, Barry Foster became the first member of the public to utilize the new station, charging his Tesla Model S alongside a Chevrolet Volt and an electric Smart car from the Oxford County municipal fleet. The cost to charge at the new Ingersoll station is $2 for a Level 2 charge, and $10 for a Level 3 charge, which charges the vehicle significantly faster.
Under the EVCO program, the Ministry of Transportation is investing $350,760 in electric vehicle charging stations in Oxford. In addition to the Ingersoll charging stations, this includes three additional chargers at the Tesla Supercharger station at the Quality Inn Hotel & Suites in Woodstock, which are expected to come online later this month.
Left-Right: Sandra Lawson, Director, Engineering, Town of Ingersoll | Melissa Abercrombie, Manager, Public Works, Oxford County | Joe Edwards, President, JML Electric | Ted Comiskey, Mayor, Town of Ingersoll | Barry Foster, local resident | Jay Heaman, Manager, Strategic Iniatives, Oxford County | Trevor Birtch, Deputy Warden, Oxford County / Mayor, City of Woodstock | Peter Crockett, CAO, 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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