March 22, 2018

Learn more about electric vehicles

Future Oxford Speaker Series invites residents to learn more about electric vehicles

Future Oxford Speaker Series invites residents to learn more about electric vehicles

Thamesford workshop will feature the County's newest electric vehicle charger and different models of electric and hybrid vehicles

As major automakers shift focus towards electric vehicles (EVs), Oxford County is advancing plans to become a fully accessible EV community with ample and wide-spread opportunities for charging. Future Oxford and the Oxford County Library invite residents to learn more about Oxford County’s Electric Vehicle Accessibility Plan and expert recommendations for charging infrastructure in the County. Learn more about government incentives for electric vehicles and ask questions about owning an electric vehicle from drivers who know.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thamesford Public Library |  165 Dundas St., Thamesford
6:00 p.m. Drop-in session
7:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion

The County's newest EV charger will be on display outside the Thamesford library, along with different models of electric and hybrid vehicles. Learn more about EV energy source options, recognizing the value of different chargers (Level 1, 2, 3), autonomous vehicle testing in Canada and much more.

The Future Oxford Speaker Series showcases expert speakers, personal stories, and interactive events as we move along our path to sustainability. For updates on upcoming events, visit



  • Accelerating the shift to low- and zero-emission vehicles will be crucial if Ontario is to achieve its climate change goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to 15% below 1990 levels in 2020, 37% in 2030 and 80% in 2050.
  • Oxford County recognizes the environmental implications of continued fossil fuel use and the growing impacts of climate change.
  • Oxford County’s Electric Vehicle Accessibility Plan (EVAP) aims to promote the practicality and acceptability of electric vehicles as a mainstream mode of personal transportation to, from and within Oxford.
  • Oxford County is home to 48 public and private electric vehicles charging stations in 22 locations.
  • Through the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (EVCO) grant program, the province is working with public and private sector partners to create a network of electric vehicles stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces and public places across Ontario. For more information, visit
  • In February 2018 Oxford County received provincial funding to install 13 electric vehicle chargers across six County worksites in Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, and Woodstock. Administered under the Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP)
  • A recent feasibility report, submitted by Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) recommends adding 229 charging stations to Oxford County’s existing infrastructure to increase public uptake of EV transportation. The full report can be accessed online through Speak Up, Oxford!


About Future Oxford

TheFuture Oxford Community Sustainability Plancreates a vision of a sustainable community that balances community, environmental and economic interests. The Plan sets out 70 distinct actions that willachieve specific goals and targets for Oxford's future. As a partnership organization, Future Oxford is the group of volunteers andpartnerswho are taking responsibility for achieving those actions. Read the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan | Watch the video


About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.



Donna Kemp| Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |