https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchene ... -1.5394288Ontario drivers who park petroleum-powered vehicles in spots designated for electric cars may soon be fined $125. The same penalty will apply to drivers of electric vehicles that park at a charging station but aren't using it.
The change to the act says vehicles in designated spots must be electric and attached to the station's charging equipment, or could be ticketed.
The change to the Highway Traffic Act goes into effect immediately.
Certainly good news. Reading over Bill 123, there is no mention of if the vehicle in violation can be towed. The risk of a $125 fine might not be enough for someone who is in a rush, but adding the risk of being towed may push them over the edge. A fine also doesn't help free up the space from a vehicle that is in violation.
What isn't clear in the bill is what the "prescribed requirements" are for the sign identifying the parking spot as an "electric vehicle charging station." All it says is that they may be made by the "Lieutenant Governor in Council."