ERTH EV Charger Services

ERTH works with a variety of electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturers and vendors, including Chargepoint, the world’s largest network of EV charging stations in North America. ERTH has a proven track record of working with municipalities and businesses building sustainable infrastructure and maintaining the systems as they expand and evolve.

EV Services include:

  • Siting new EV charging locations based on our knowledge or the local electricity grid and municipal requirements
  • Work in partnership with vendors to design, build, install and connect EV charging stations through our high and low voltage distribution services
  • Maintenance and repair of EV equipment and related electrical infrastructure

ERTH EV Initiatives

Through partnerships, ongoing investment and funding support from all levels of government, ERTH is committed to making electric vehicle charging stations more convenient and accessible within the communities we serve.

Public and On Street Level 2 EV Charging – The ERTH Energy Community EV Network is a network of 24 public and on street Level 2 EV chargers connecting ERTH’s 15 service communities that stretch from Lake Erie to Lake Huron. Via its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) provided partial funding to ERTH Corporation to help build the level 2 EV charging network. With the participation of its municipal shareholders, who provided access to public EV only parking spots, ERTH contributed the remaining funds required to the purchase and install the EV chargers. The installation of the EV chargers were completed by ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services and electricity to the chargers is provided by ERTH’s local electricity distributor, ERTH Power Corporation. The chargers are pay-for-use and EV drivers pay a competitive market rate to charge their vehicles, which is currently $1.50 per hour of charging.*

Workplace Level 2 EV Charging – In partnership with County of Elgin and the Municipality of Central Elgin, ERTH also received funding under NRCan’s ZEVIP program to install 20 Level 2 workplace EV chargers, including four level 2 EV chargers at ERTH’s head office in Ingersoll, Ontario.  These four chargers, which were installed by ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services, are available to EV-driving employees during working hours and they are open for paid public charging after business hours.

Public Level 3 DC Fast EV Charging – In partnership with ChargerCrew, ERTH received funding approval from NRCan under its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative to deploy a publicly-available Level 3 EV fast chargers at theTourist Information Centre in Goderich, Ontario. NRCan will be partially fundingthe costs to install the fast chargers, while ERTH will manage the installation and fund the remaining costs and the Town of Goderich provided the public parking spot for fast and convenient EV charging. This new fast charger is slated to be open to the public in May 2022, and it will charge vehicles quickly at a rate of $0.33 per minute.*

In addition to its own portfolio of EV charging units, ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services has been providing EV installation services to a variety of municipal and private sector clients since 2013.

*Cost of charging is subject to change

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EV Frequently Asked Questions

Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) run 100 per cent on electricity with a battery pack that powers an electric drivetrain. When depleted, the battery is recharged from a wall socket or a dedicated charging unit. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) also have an electric motor and battery but use a gasoline-powered engine when the battery runs low.

PHEVs and BEVs in Canada start from as low as $32,500 and $37,500, respectively, and there are purchase and lease incentives available through the Federal government’s Incentives for Purchasing Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) program. Electric vehicles come in a wide range of sizes, from compact to midsize to SUV and even trucks. With more than 35 makes and models currently available, and more being introduced each year, consumers have many options when it comes to purchasing a battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

The cost of charging an electric vehicle depends on the electricity rate and the model of the vehicle. NRCan provides consumption ratings for electric vehicles, just like it provides fuel economy ratings for traditional gas powered vehicles.

Industry statistics suggest that charging an electric vehicle is approximately 78 per cent less expensive than fueling up a similar sized/model of gasoline vehicle.

With rising gasoline prices, incentives for purchasing electric vehicles, and opportunities to reduce charging costs even further by charging during off-peak times, the cost advantages of owning an electric vehicle are becoming undeniable.

According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation:

  • On average, a typical BEV will cost less than $300 per year, or about $0.78 a day to charge at night.*1
  • A typical PHEV will cost about $700 per year, or $1.92 a day for fuel (including gasoline and electricity costs).*2
  • Comparable gasoline cars can cost between $1,000 and $2,500 annually to fuel or up to eight times more money daily than an EV.*3

The average Canadian driver, travelling 20,000 km each year, can save as much as $2,000 per year on fuel by owning an electric vehicle, not including the savings on maintenance and repairs.

Through the Federal government’s iZEV program, which launched May 1, 2019, consumers may be eligible for discounts off the Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) when leasing or purchasing many new electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids. Depending on the model and other criteria, consumers may be eligible for $2,500 to $5,000 in discounts on an electric or hybrid vehicle.

Businesses purchasing or leasing new electric vehicles can also take advantage of the iZEV program by applying the rebate at the time of purchase or lease. The Federal government has also provided businesses with the abilty for a EVs to support business adoption. Eligible EVs for the tax write-off include a motor vehicle that is a PHEV or BEV, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles purchased by a business.

When planning your next vehicle purchase, do some research to see what incentives may be available to you. As Provinces continue to promote the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, look for additional incentives to be introduced.

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Save money on transportation

As the pricing of gasoline continues to rise, the cost of charging an electric vehicle is significantly lower than fueling up a gasoline vehicle. Incentives are also available to consumers when purchasing electric or hybrid vehicles making the switch to electric even more cost effective.

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Protect the environment

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, accounting for a quarter of Canada's total GHG emissions with almost half of these emissions coming from cars and light trucks. By owning an electric or hybrid vehicle, you can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.

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Enjoy the ride

Electric cars deliver full torque right away, providing responsive, fast and smooth acceleration. With an increasing selection of EVs available on the market, you can find an EV that suits your lifestyle and budget.

With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, EV charging stations are becoming more convenient and widely available in public spaces and workplaces, along with rural communities. With a little planning, you can now access public EV chargers in almost any community. Visit PlugShare to find the EV Charger nearest to you or plan charging stops along your travel route.

ERTH’s public EV chargers are located at fourteen locations in nine communities, including Aylmer, Belmont, Clinton, Goderich, Ingersolll, Mitchell, Norwich, Port Stanley, and Tavistock.

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Find a EV Charging Station Near You

With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, EV charging stations are becoming more convenient and widely available in public spaces and workplaces, along with rural communities. With a little planning, you can now access public EV chargers in almost any community. Visit PlugShare to find the EV charging station nearest to you or plan charging stops along your travel route.

ERTH’s public EV chargers are located at fourteen locations in nine communities, including Aylmer, Belmont, Clinton, Goderich, Ingersolll, Mitchell, Norwich, Port Stanley, and Tavistock.

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