TORONTO — Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski issued a statement following the decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.
“Ontario cancelled the cap and trade program to bring gas prices down and help lower costs for Ontario families and businesses,” said Yakabuski. “As a result, on July 11, 2018, the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program was cancelled. The Court has rendered its decision. The ministry will abide by the court’s decision and I have directed the ministry to expand the wind-down process for the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.”
Incentives will be provided as long if the following conditions are met:
- Eligible vehicles were delivered, registered and plated on or before July 11;
- Eligible vehicles were on dealer lots in Ontario or on order by dealers or by customers directly from manufacturers on or before July 11, and delivered to customers, registered and plated on or before Sept. 10. These vehicles must be on the ministry approved order list from dealers and manufacturers; and
- Applications must be submitted within 90 days of vehicle registration, plating and delivery.
“Ending the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program could save Ontario taxpayers up to an estimated $1 billion over four years,” Yakabuski said in the statement.