Not only is the Ontario government failing to convince regular folks to purchase an electric vehicle, it can’t even get its own staff to buy in.
According to figures obtained by the Toronto Sun through a Freedom of Information request, a mere 4.16% of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) passenger vehicle fleet is electric, mostly hybrids.
The number of electric vehicles on the road overall is just 14,005 — or roughly one in every 510 passenger vehicles — registered in Ontario, despite generous government subsidies.
In 2009, the Dalton McGuinty government launched a bold plan to have one in every 20 passengers vehicles on the road electric by 2020 — dubbed “1 in 20 by 2020.”
And it planned to set the example with an even more ambitious target for the OPS.