EV vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt are not being built in mind-numbing numbers like the world-car Cruze, so the price tag for being a friend to the environment may, initially appear to be a little steep.
However, the Provincial Government of Ontario is currently offering a grant on the purchase of this vehicle of up to $8,231. Here, your sales advisor and the professional support staff at NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC will help you and guide you through the process as you navigate the Ontario Ministry of Transport web site.
Effective July 1, 2010, Ontario consumers who elect to purchase or lease a new plug-in hybrid electric or battery electric vehicle will be eligible for an incentive ranging from $5,000 to $8,500 towards their purchase.
What exactly is a battery electric vehicle? A battery electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle that is powered by electricity and contains a battery to store energy. There are two main types of EVs: conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and grid-connected vehicles that include plug-in hybrid battery electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) – this includes the Chevrolet Volt.
The value of the incentive is based on the vehicle’s battery capacity with the Volt nearing the top of the range at 16kWh.
And did you know that EV drivers that park in selected GO Transit-owned parking lots will be offered special parking spots where they can plug in for recharging on a first come, first serve basis? To date four GO Transit stations –Aurora, Lincolnville, Centennial andWhitbyhave conduit and cable for recharging facility installation. Additionally, the design of new parking structures or the expansion of parking atOakville, Clarkson,Pickering,Ajaxand Erindale stations will soon accommodate EV recharging facilities.
In the market for a new, technically innovative means of transport? Look no further than the professionals at NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC. All our Associates in every department are here for you. Call 905-898-2277. Or come on down to our new dealership at 18100 Yonge St. inNewmarket– we’d love to see you and talk about how we can work