The County of Dufferin is making it easier to go electric with the installation of the Charge Up in Dufferin network. The electric vehicle (EV) charging network is made up of 22 level-two charging stations and two level-three fast chargers that will be available to the public by November 30, 2021 at various municipal offices, and recreation and cultural centres.
The installation of the Charge Up in Dufferin network was led by the County of Dufferin, in partnership with local municipalities including East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Melancthon, Mono, Mulmur, Orangeville and Shelburne.
In addition, 20 more chargers will be available by the end of 2022 to help municipal vehicle fleets reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These EV chargers will support the County’s corporate climate priorities, as its vehicle fleet accounts for almost 40 per cent greenhouse gas emissions. The availability of on-site charging will support the transition to electric fleets.
Natural Resources Canada, through its Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), provided a total investment of $289,000 to help Dufferin County build their EV charging network. The ZEVIP helps increase the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refuelling opportunities where Canadians live, work and play.
With transportation accounting for 49 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in Dufferin, the Charge Up in Dufferin network also advances a key priority in the Dufferin Climate Action Plan by increasing the availability of local charging opportunities, a key barrier to electric vehicle adoption.
To incentivize their use for the first year, level-two charging is free for the first two hours, after which time, users will pay $2 an hour. Users of level-three fast chargers will pay $5 an hour.
A map of charging station locations and additional information about the electric vehicles and charging can be accessed on Dufferin County's website.
Mono Town Hall's Charging Station
Address: 347209 Mono Centre Road
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Level 2 FLO Public Charging Station
The type of electric vehicle charging station at Mono's Town Hall is a level 2 public charging station. Charging your vehicle at one of these stations for one hour will giving your vehicle an approximate driving range of 30 kilometres.
The level 2 charging stations are often thought of as 'destination' or 'opportunity' charging. It is a great solution if you plan on staying at the station for several hours or if you are looking for an opportunity to top-up.
Using a Level 2 Charging Station on the FLO Network
- Park your vehicle in front of the charging station.
- Activate the station by placing your FLO card on the reader or select the station in the FLO mobile app and press 'start a session'.
- Once your session has been authenticated, open the station’s door and pull out the connector.
- Plug the connector into your vehicle. Charging will start immediately.
- Once charging is complete, unplug the connector, replace it in its socket and close the door.
- You will receive a summary of your charging session via email.
Don't forget to share the station and move your vehicle once it is fully charged. This avoids a continued per hour fee.
The FLO Mobile App
The FLO mobile app helps you to locate charging stations, pay for sessions, and review your usage data.
PlugShare & ChargeHub
PlugShare and ChargeHub are two independent user-verified public charging maps that show the location and operating status of public charging stations across North America in real-time.
- Dufferin County: Charge Up in Dufferin
- Dufferin County: Explore the Charge Up in Dufferin Network
- Dufferin County: Are You Ready to Charge Ahead? More information about the electric vehicle advantage & FAQs, Used EV Incentives, and more
- Dufferin County Press Release: Dufferin County Celebrates New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Test-Drive an Electric Vehicle
Learn about the electric advantage with Plug’n Drive specialists and get behind the wheel of some of the latest electric vehicle makes and models for a test-drive, including a Volvo XC40, Polestar Two, KIA Soul, or MINI Cooper SE!
When: December 7, 2021, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Parking lot, located at 44 Elizabeth Street
Phone: 519-941-2816 x 2500
Test drive participants will be required to show a valid driver’s license and proof of vaccination to Plug’n Drive staff.