News release: May 27, 2022
Region of Peel sets fees to help sustain electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Brampton, ON. (May 27, 2022) – Beginning September 6, 2022, user fees will be implemented across Regionally owned and operated electric vehicle charging stations in order to sustain the electric vehicle program, ensure equitable service for all users, and support the transition to a zero emissions vehicle future in Peel.
Each year, the electric vehicle charging stations cost an estimated $43,000 to operate. In addition, the Region has and continues to experience the challenge of drivers remaining plugged-in for extended durations after their battery has fully charged.
Implementing a user fee will help recover a portion of the annual operating costs. It will also enable the Region to serve more electric vehicles with existing infrastructure ensuring drivers move their vehicles after their battery is sufficiently charged.
These fees are aligned with Peel Region's average residential electricity rates to promote continued electric vehicle uptake and charging station use.
The fees are as follows:
|Description of Service/Activity for which the Fee or Charge is being imposed||Service Unit||Fee||HST + of n/a)||Fee inclusive of applicable taxes|
|Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use||Per Hour Plugged-In (prorated)||$0.885 ($0.0145/minute)||+||$1.00 ($0.0167/minute)|
|Level 3 (50 kW DCFC) Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use||Per Hour Plugged-In (prorated)||$6.91 ($0.115/minute)||+||$7.80 ($0.130/minute)|
The Region of Peel currently owns and operates 16 electric vehicle charging stations at 7120 Hurontario Street and 10 Peel Centre Drive that are open for public use, including two Level 3 DC Fast Chargers.
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.