Reserved Parking for Electric Vehicle Charging Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 18 - Bill 123Skip to content
This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 123 and does not form part of the law.
Bill 123 has been enacted as Chapter 18 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2019.
The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to add Part III.1, which provides that no person shall park a vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station that is identified by a sign that satisfies the requirements prescribed by regulation, unless the vehicle is an electric vehicle and it is attached to the station’s charging equipment. The Part also sets out a penalty for any contravention.
An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act respecting
electric vehicle charging stations
Assented to December 12, 2019
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Electric vehicle charging Stations
30.1 In this Part,
“electric vehicle” means,
(a) a battery electric vehicle that runs only on a battery and an electric drive train, or
(b) a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that runs on a battery and an electric drive train, and also uses an internal combustion engine; (“véhicule électrique”)
“electric vehicle charging station” means a publicly or privately-owned parking space that provides access to equipment that supplies a source of electricity for charging electric vehicles. (“station de recharge pour véhicules électriques”)
30.2 No person shall park a vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station that is identified by a sign that satisfies the prescribed requirements unless the vehicle is an electric vehicle and the vehicle is attached to the station’s charging equipment.
30.3 A person who contravenes section 30.2 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of $125.
30.4 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations providing for any matters which, in the opinion of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, are necessary or advisable for the purposes of this Part, including,
(a) prescribing requirements for a sign for the purposes of section 30.2;
(b) providing for exemptions from this Part.