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Hey guys haven't bought my EV as of yet. That's okay though the weather has turned so I can ride my motorcycle. As I rode to work today I noticed that they opened a charging station on Viscount Road at Cell Phone Lot P which is next to the extended parking for Pearson Airport. Excuse my terminology as I am a newb I rode up to the pumps 5 in total with each pump having 2 types of charging cords and as far as i could tell it seems to be free. Can't wait to get an EV as this is around the corner from my workplace.
 

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Couple of questions. There was a sign posted that you cannot leave vehicle unattended. How fast can you charge and can all sorts of EV's use these stations.
 

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It's a cell-phone waiting lot so people do not clog up the airport, those signs are for everyone, not just those topping up their vehicle with free chargers. The 'don't leave vehicle unattended' address it is a super-short term courtesy parking lot. You wait for a text that someone's plane has landed and they are heading up to be picked up curbside.
 

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It's a cell-phone waiting lot so people do not clog up the airport, those signs are for everyone, not just those topping up their vehicle with free chargers. The 'don't leave vehicle unattended' address it is a super-short term courtesy parking lot. You wait for a text that someone's plane has landed and they are heading up to be picked up curbside.
Which is why I wonder how much use this location will be for anyone.
 

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Which is why I wonder how much use this location will be for anyone.
I don't know about you, but I've never timed an airport run such that I'm not waiting 30+ minutes for someone because their luggage is not on the carousel yet, their plane is delayed/slow to empty, or whatnot.
 

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I don't know about you, but I've never timed an airport run such that I'm not waiting 30+ minutes for someone because their luggage is not on the carousel yet, their plane is delayed/slow to empty, or whatnot.
I'm actually so close to Pearson that I wait at home for the call. Really, though, what good is even half an hour's charging going to do, especially in a Volt? Better to put the stations inside the parking building, where you're more likely to be staying an hour or more. At least you get something for the extortionate fee.
 

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I'm actually so close to Pearson that I wait at home for the call. Really, though, what good is even half an hour's charging going to do, especially in a Volt? Better to put the stations inside the parking building, where you're more likely to be staying an hour or more. At least you get something for the extortionate fee.
Perhaps there's a disconnect with what OP was referring to, but Neromanceres says it's DCFC. 30 mins can add tons of charge.
Maybe not for volt owners, but Bolt owners, yeah.

Even then, a 30 min top up at L2 is less gas than I'd be using if I had none, might as well take advantage if it's offered. :)
The airport is at least 40 mins away, so I either arrive early or very late (if I wait until I get the call that they've landed). I aim to leave home when the flight is scheduled to land, but there still always seems to be a wait for one reason or another.
I'm not one to be late, so sitting around it is. Might as well grab a few electrons while I wait.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up. So these stations are really of little use to volt owners as 240 volt x 4 hours is what it takes to get a full charge. This may be a dumb question but do people plug in for 4 hours and then come back if they live or work near a free station?
 

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Have another question in regards to EV charging. If you purchase a level 2 charger in Ontario will you get the 50% rebate just on the purchase as I have a 240 welding receptacle in the garage already.
 

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About time they got some of these promised new stations installed. Originally govt said they would be operational by March but I seee so many are still "in progress".
 

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Have another question in regards to EV charging. If you purchase a level 2 charger in Ontario will you get the 50% rebate just on the purchase as I have a 240 welding receptacle in the garage already.
You may want to give them a call to be sure. Enquiries about the Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program application processes should be directed to 1-866-668-8297.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/charging-incentive-program.shtml
 

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Have another question in regards to EV charging. If you purchase a level 2 charger in Ontario will you get the 50% rebate just on the purchase as I have a 240 welding receptacle in the garage already.
You may want to give them a call to be sure. Enquiries about the Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program application processes should be directed to 1-866-668-8297.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/charging-incentive-program.shtml
Yes, give them a call. It would probably be covered if your existing outlet was inspected by ESA - otherwise you may just need to pay for ESA inspection to qualify.
My DIY install (hardwired, no receptacle) was inspected by ESA as "EV OUTLET", just have them call yours the same.
 
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