Item - 2020.IE11.17

Tracking Status

IE11.17 - Electric Vehicle Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 29, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council approve the Electric Vehicle Strategy presented in Attachment 1 to the report (December 11, 2019) from the Director, Environment and Energy, and City Council direct City Divisions identified as action leads to report back with:

 

a.  the outcome of activity exploration to be presented through the first Electric Vehicle Strategy status update report in 2021; and


b.  business cases where relevant for activity implementation to be presented through the 2021 Budget process.

 

2. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to work with members of the already established Electric Vehicle Working Group and other relevant City Divisions, and request City Agencies and Corporations to oversee the effective engagement, implementation, and evaluation of the Electric Vehicle Strategy.

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with Transportation Services, Fleet Services and all other relevant City Divisions, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with a status update on the progress of the immediate actions identified in the Electric Vehicle Strategy starting in the second quarter of 2021 that includes projected impacts on the personal vehicle fleet size resulting from all TransformTO transportation measures and the impacts on the electricity grid, with a comprehensive Electric Vehicle Strategy review every four years aligning with TransformTO's annual status reporting and the implementation planning cycles with the first review presented in 2023.

  

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy and all other relevant City Divisions, to complete the Downtown On-Street Charging Pilot and the Residential On-street Charging Station Pilots in 2020.

 

5. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Electric Vehicle Working Group, to report back as part of the 2021 status update on targets and timelines for expanded deployment of on-street electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

 

6. City Council request the Director, Environment and Energy to report on the feasibility of Toronto Hydro offering rebates for Electric Vehicle charging in residential properties during off-peak hours. 

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the scale and scope of electric vehicle manufacturing, sales and use in the European Union and on the use of electric powered public transit buses operated by cities in the European Union. 

 

8. City Council request Mayor Tory to sign the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration to accelerate Toronto towards the TransformTO goal of all transportation using low-carbon energy by 2050, and to recognize the Toronto Transit Commission's existing commitment to procure only zero-emission buses by 2025, and transition to a completely zero-emission fleet by 2040, the City of Toronto's commitment to transitioning all City fleets to zero-emissions vehicles before 2050 as outlined in the Green Fleet Plan, and the Official Plan's vision of vibrant neighbourhoods that are part of complete communities.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 11, 2019) Report from the Director, Environment and Energy on Electric Vehicle Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141238.pdf
Attachment 1 - City of Toronto Electric Vehicle Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141449.pdf
Attachment 2 - City of Toronto Electric Vehicle Roadmap
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141450.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 3, 2020) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Vice President, Policy and Programs, The Toronto Atmospheric Fund (IE.New.IE11.17.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100010.pdf
(January 7, 2020) Letter from Al Cormier, Electric Mobility Canada (IE.New.IE11.17.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100036.pdf
(January 7, 2020) Letter from Travis J. Allan, Vice President, Public Affairs, FLO (IE.New.IE11.17.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100063.pdf
(January 8, 2020) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, the Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (IE.New.IE11.17.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100099.pdf
(January 9, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE11.17.5)
(January 8, 2020) Letter from Janelle Lee, Analyst, Pembina Institute (IE.New.IE11.17.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100103.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(January 28, 2020) Letter from Suzanne Goldberg, Director, Public Policy - Canada ChargePoint (CC.Supp.IE11.17.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-100782.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council request Mayor Tory to sign the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration to accelerate Toronto towards the TransformTO goal of all transportation using low-carbon energy by 2050, and to recognize the Toronto Transit Commission's existing commitment to procure only zero-emission buses by 2025, and transition to a completely zero-emission fleet by 2040, the City of Toronto's commitment to transitioning all City fleets to zero-emissions vehicles before 2050 as outlined in the Green Fleet Plan, and the Official Plan's vision of vibrant neighbourhoods that are part of complete communities.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-29-2020 4:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE11.17 - Layton - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy, Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-29-2020 4:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE11.17 - Layton - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Cynthia Lai
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy, Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-29-2020 4:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE11.17 - Layton - motion 1 - 2nd REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 1 by Councillor Layton.


Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council again reconsider the vote on motion 1 by Councillor Layton.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommendation 3 so that it now reads as follows:

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy in consultation with Transportation Services, Fleet Services and all other relevant City divisions to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with a status update on the progress of the immediate actions identified in the Electric Vehicle Strategy starting in the second quarter of 2021 that includes projected impacts on the personal vehicle fleet size resulting from all TransformTO transportation measures and the impacts on the electricity grid, and with a comprehensive Electric Vehicle Strategy review every four years aligning with TransformTO's annual status reporting and the implementation planning cycles with the first review presented in 2023.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That City Council request the Director, Environment and Energy to report on the feasibility of Toronto Hydro offering rebates for Electric Vehicle charging in residential properties during off-peak hours. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-29-2020 4:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE 11.17 - Matlow - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy, Jaye Robinson

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the scale and scope of electric vehicle manufacturing, sales and use in the European Union and on the use of electric powered public transit buses operated by cities in the European Union.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-29-2020 4:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE11.17 - Colle - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Joe Cressy, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

IE11.17 - Electric Vehicle Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the Electric Vehicle Strategy presented in Attachment 1: City of Toronto Electric Vehicle Strategy to the report (December 11, 2019) from Director, Environment and Energy, and direct City Divisions identified as action leads to report back with:

 

-  the outcome of activity exploration to be presented through the first Electric Vehicle Strategy status update report in 2021; and,


-  business cases where relevant for activity implementation to be presented through the 2021 Budget process.
 

2. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to work with members of the already established Electric Vehicle Working Group ("EVWG") and other relevant City divisions, and request City agencies and corporations to oversee the effective engagement, implementation, and evaluation of the Electric Vehicle Strategy.

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy in consultation with Transportation Services, Fleet Services and all other relevant City divisions to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with a status update on the progress of the immediate actions identified in the Electric Vehicle Strategy starting in the second quarter of 2021 and with a comprehensive Electric Vehicle Strategy review every four years aligning with TransformTO's annual status reporting and the implementation planning cycles with the first review presented in 2023.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy and all other relevant city divisions, to complete the Downtown On-Street Charging Pilot and the Residential On-street Charging Station Pilots in 2020.

 

5. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Electric Vehicle Working Group, to report back as part of the 2021 status update on targets and timelines for expanded deployment of on-street electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Origin

(December 11, 2019) Report from the Director, Environment and Energy

Summary

This report presents the City of Toronto's Electric Vehicle Strategy (“EV Strategy”) and seeks City Council's approval of the Strategy.

 

The development and implementation of this EV Strategy is a critical component of transitioning Toronto to a low-carbon city as articulated in the City's Climate Action Strategy, TransformTO, in particular the goal that 100 percent of transportation use zero carbon energy by 2050.

 

While support for public transit and active transportation will be critical to achieving this goal, increasing the adoption of electric vehicles ("EV"s), fuelled by Ontario's current low-carbon electricity grid, must also be realized.

 

Based on objectives presented in this EV Strategy, by 2030, Toronto should be prepared to accommodate more than 220,000 plug-in electric vehicles (approximately 20 percent of personal vehicles) and by 2050, 100 percent of personal vehicles should be zero carbon which can currently only be achieved by electric vehicles. This scale up will require a coordinated effort to address the current barriers and enable necessary charging and electrical capacity infrastructure and upgrades to avoid disruptions in service.

 

Electric vehicles have advanced significantly this past decade, owing in part to maturing technology, increased model availability (new and used EVs), decreasing battery costs, and significant greenhouse gas reduction, air quality and urban noise reduction benefits. This EV Strategy recommends actions that need to be taken if electric vehicles are to significantly penetrate the passenger vehicle market.

 

The EV Strategy was co-created under the leadership of the Environment and Energy Division with the cross-divisional Electric Vehicle Working Group ("EVWG") which includes over 20 divisions, agencies and corporations, in consultation with external stakeholders from academic, non-profit, automotive, utility and technology organizations, oil and gas industry, property developers, community groups and the general public.

Background Information

(December 11, 2019) Report from the Director, Environment and Energy on Electric Vehicle Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141238.pdf
Attachment 1 - City of Toronto Electric Vehicle Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141449.pdf
Attachment 2 - City of Toronto Electric Vehicle Roadmap
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-141450.pdf

Communications

(January 3, 2020) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Vice President, Policy and Programs, The Toronto Atmospheric Fund (IE.New.IE11.17.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100010.pdf
(January 7, 2020) Letter from Al Cormier, Electric Mobility Canada (IE.New.IE11.17.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100036.pdf
(January 7, 2020) Letter from Travis J. Allan, Vice President, Public Affairs, FLO (IE.New.IE11.17.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100063.pdf
(January 8, 2020) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, the Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (IE.New.IE11.17.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100099.pdf
(January 9, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE11.17.5)
(January 8, 2020) Letter from Janelle Lee, Analyst, Pembina Institute (IE.New.IE11.17.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-100103.pdf

Speakers

Stewart Lyons, Bird Canada
Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund
Chris Schafer, Lime (Canada)
Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership
Hamish Wilson
Alexandra Machacek
Darnel Harris, Our Greenway

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

 

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy and all other relevant city divisions, to complete the Downtown On-Street Charging Pilot and the Residential On-street Charging Station Pilots in 2020.

 

2. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Electric Vehicle Working Group, to report back as part of the 2021 status update on targets and timelines for expanded deployment of on-street electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council