Sustainable Transportation

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Caledon. You can reduce your carbon footprint by how you choose to travel. Try active transportation (walking or cycling), carpooling and using vehicles that use alternative low-carbon fuels (such as hybrid, biodiesel and electric).

Electric vehicles

A key strategy to reduce emissions from transportation and mitigate the impacts of climate change is to use electric vehicles. Driving an electric vehicle is estimated to save drivers between $1500 - $2000 annually, due to reduced maintenance and fueling costs. Visit Plug N' Drive to learn more about electric vehicles.

Incentives

The Province of Ontario has a Green Vehicle License Plate program. The program allows vehicles with green plates to use the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane even if you are the only person in the vehicle.

The Federal Government offers incentives up to $5,000 for the purchase of electric vehicles in Ontario.

Charging stations

There are more than 4,500 public charging stations in Canada. The Province has funded 500 stations (Level 2 and Level 3) in Ontario.

Charging levels

There are three charging levels for electric vehicles:

Level 1

  • This is the slowest charging station
  • It charges about an 8 km driving range per hour of charge
  • It takes about 8 to 10 hours to fully charge most electric vehicles
  • This is the typical charging station people install in their homes

Level 2

  • This is the most common charging station
  • It charges about 30 km of driving range per hour of charge
  • It takes about 4 to 6 hours to fully charge most electric vehicles
  • These charging stations are typical in businesses, recreation centres and malls

Level 3

  • This is the fastest charging station
  • It charges about a 250 km driving range per hour
  • It takes about 40 to 45 minutes to fully charge most electric vehicles

Caledon-owned charging stations

Caledon is supporting the transition to electric vehicles through its Town-owned charging stations that are available for public use.

View Caledon's electric vehicle charging stations map.

Electric Charging Station Locations and Fees
LocationCharge levelCharging feeNumber of stations

Downtown Bolton in the municipal parking lot

Level 2

Free

2

Town Hall, Caledon East

Level 2

Free

4 (6 connectors)

Albion Bolton Community Centre, Bolton

Level 2

Free

1

Albion Bolton Community Centre, Bolton

Level 3

$0.20 per minute

1

Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, Bolton

Level 2

Free

1

Margaret Dunn Library, Valleywood

Level 3

$0.20 per minute

1

Caledon Village Place, Caledon Village

Level 2

Free

1 (2 connectors)

If you have an issue with a charging station, contact Charge Point at 1-877-850-4562.

Active transportation

Walking and cycling are other forms of sustainable transportation. We have more than 260 km of publically accessible trails for you to explore. Learn more about active transportation and our trails.

Contact

For questions regarding the EV Station Network please contact property management at propertymanagement@caledon.ca