All Charged Up

Why electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future


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We strive to offer Oshawa Power customers a robust collection of resources aimed at providing the knowledge necessary to develop a complete understanding of the EV landscape.


We work to provide a streamlined experience to assist in making your EV transition as simple and affordable as possible.


We gather information about EV habits in our service territory to ensure our infrastructure makes the electrification of our transit habits as seamless as possible.

Whether you own an EV or you're thinking about buying one, here's how to avoid any potential bumps in the road.

Why Buy?

6 powerful perks


Get money back

Reduce upfront costs with available government incentives.


Less expensive than gas

Save hundreds of dollars a year on fuel while reducing maintenance costs too.*


Better for the environment

EVs produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas-fuelled cars.


No more range anxiety

Drive 140-450 km on a single charge. That’s like driving from Oshawa to Peterborough and back!


Enjoy green benefits

Green licence plates provide access to certain HOV lanes to help get you to your destination faster.


Easy and convenient

Quick chargers can provide a full battery charge in less than an hour – and if you need a boost, public charging stations are available province-wide.

Compare the costs**

EV Battery
  • $300 per year to charge
  • $0.78 per day
  • (charging at night)
Hybrid EV
  • $700 per year to fuel/charge
  • $1.92 per day
  • (both gasoline and electricity)
Gas Vehicles
  • $1,000 – $2,500 per year to fuel
  • Up to 8 times more spent each day!
** Source:

Is an EV right for you?

Take this short quiz to find out

Electric vehicles (EVs) have many benefits, but there’s still lots to consider before you switch gears. Take this short quiz to see if your next car could be an EV.

Start your engines… Let’s go!


Are you in the market for a new car?


Keep this in your back pocket.

Electric vehicles (EV) are better for the environment and less expensive to operate than gas cars.


Great! What type of home do you have?


Heads up! You’ll need to clear it with your condo board.

If your building is not yet wired, it can be quite costly to install a charging meter.

Before you buy, check with your board and/or property management company to see what you’re dealing with.


What type of parking do you have?


Take the wheel – you’re an EV road warrior.

Book a test drive and take it for a spin!

With everything stacked in your favour, you’re a shoo-in to go electric.

A drive down to Electric Avenue may not be in the cards – yet.

One of the challenges of charging is that you must be able to plug into your home’s meter. And, as of right now, there’s no way to install it on the street.

Take the wheel – you’re an EV road warrior.

Book a test drive and take it for a spin!

With everything stacked in your favour, you’re a shoo-in to go electric.


Shift charging to off-peak hours to save


7 p.m. - 7 a.m.

All day weekends and statutory holidays

Just like running the dishwasher or clothes dryer in the evening helps you save on your home’senergy costs, charging your EV during off-peak hours provides the highest cost-savings and comes from the cleanest sources of electricity. Our research shows that some EV owners still plug in during mid-peak hours, especially when arriving home from work. Some charging stations have a delay start function that helps owners manage their electricity costs, while still having the convenience of plugging in as soon as you arrive home.

For the cheapest electricity rates, charge your EV between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. during the week, and all day Saturday, Sunday and on statutory holidays. Our regulator, the Ontario Energy Board's(OEB) time-of-use rates change bi-annually. See time-of-use prices for more information.

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