|Rebates for Used Electric Vehicles|
A Guelph environmental group introduces rebates for used electric vehicles (EV) this Saturday. “Our goal is to help price conscious car buyers make the move to electric” said Evan Ferrari, Executive Director of eMERGE Guelph. “We know that there is demand for affordable electric EVs – and every gas car off the road cuts household climate pollution by 4 tonnes a year” he continued.
The rebate will be $1,000 towards the purchase of a used EV. The program starts April 15th for those that want to travel to the Plug’n Drive EV centre in Toronto or they can attend the Guelph EV Roadshow Sunday, June 2, 2019 .
As part of the 12th annual EcoMarket, eMERGE Guelph will also be packing St. George’s Square with EV owners on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ‘Celebrity’ EV owners will include Mayor Cam Guthrie, MPP Mike Schreiner and councilors Leanne Piper and James Gordon.
Transportation is a significant source of household climate change emissions. “eMERGE wants to bring the technology and enthusiastic EV owners to the square to share their experiences” said Ferrari. The eMERGE EcoMarket will extend beyond EVs into Old Quebec Street Shoppes. There it will showcase exhibitors promoting green products, services and programs ranging from worm composting to electric cars.
They see this as an important part of the solution to climate change that will help us get to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Heading into its 12th year, the EcoMarket has witnessed a steadily growing crowd. In 2018, over 2,000 people were part of the expo.
The EcoMarket is once again partnered with the City of Guelph’s H2O Go Festival, promoting water conservation, environmental stewardship and hosting a variety of games and workshops for families.