Can Toronto Keep Pace with Electric Vehicle Demand for Ride-Hail Drivers?

Toronto must improve its charging infrastructure in high-rise and multi-unit buildings if it wants ride-hailing app drivers to exclusively use electric vehicles, according to experts. 

Many ride-hail drivers, often low-income earners or new immigrants, live in apartments requiring upgrades for chargers. 

With Toronto aiming for net-zero emissions by 2040, the city’s economic and community development committee is considering transitioning the vehicle-for-hire industry to net-zero emissions by 2031. 

However, experts highlight equity issues if the city mandates electric vehicles without accessible charging stations. 

Uber drivers have also expressed concerns about infrastructure, charging times, and costs.

Source: Cbc

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