C-24.2, r. 39.3 - Pilot project to exempt electric vehicles from paying a toll

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chapter C-24.2, r. 39.3
Pilot project to exempt electric vehicles from paying a toll
HIGHWAY SAFETY CODE — PILOT PROJECT — EXEMPT ELECTRIC VEHICLES FROM PAYING A TOLL
Highway Safety Code
(chapter C-24.2, s. 633.1).
C-24.2
January 1 2016
DIVISION I
GENERAL
1. The Pilot project to exempt electric vehicles from paying a toll (“Pilot project”) is authorized on the following grounds:
(1)  to develop special rules, different from the rules prescribed by the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) for electric vehicles used on a public highway subject to a toll under the Act respecting transport infrastructure partnerships (chapter P-9.001);
(2)  to authorize all persons who travel on a public highway with an electric vehicle to avail themselves of the special rules provided for in the Pilot project;
(3)  to collect information on the results obtained, particularly with regard to the number of electric vehicles that were used on public highways.
M.O. 2015-16, s. 1.
2. For the purposes of this Pilot project, an “electric vehicle”, within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2), means a passenger vehicle, a bus or a commercial vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 4,500 kg and belonging to one of the following categories:
(1)  fully electric vehicles equipped with an electric motor and a battery rechargeable from the electric network;
(2)  extended-range electric vehicles equipped with an electric motor, an electric battery rechargeable from the electric network and a fuel-powered generator producing electricity;
(3)  rechargeable hybrid vehicles, from the electric network, equipped with an electric motor operating in combination with a fuel engine, depending on the speed and acceleration of the vehicle.
An electric vehicle referred to in the first paragraph must have a registration plate with green letters and the electric vehicle pictogram in the lower left hand corner.
M.O. 2015-16, s. 2.
DIVISION II
RULES SPECIFIC TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES
3. Despite section 417.2 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2), a person who travels with an electric vehicle on a public highway subject to a toll under the Act respecting transport infrastructure partnerships (chapter P-9.001) is not required to pay the amount of the toll and the fees fixed in accordance with that Act.
However, in order to be exempted from paying the toll under the first paragraph, a person who travels with an electric vehicle on such a public highway must have a duly registered transponder for that road vehicle and that device must be inside the vehicle and in good working order.
M.O. 2015-16, s. 3.
DIVISION III
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
4. The Minister of Transport is responsible for collecting information on the use of electric vehicles on a road subject to a toll under the Act respecting transport infrastructure partnerships (chapter P-9.001).
M.O. 2015-16, s. 4.
DIVISION IV
MISCELLANEOUS AND FINAL
5. In this Pilot project, a reference to an electric vehicle is also a reference, within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2), to a motorcycle, provided that it moves using electricity and has a registration plate with green letters and the green electric vehicle pictogram in the lower land hand corner.
M.O. 2015-16, s. 5.
6. This Pilot project does not apply when a road vehicle is already exempt from paying a toll under a regulation made by the Government under the second paragraph of section 11 of the Act respecting transport infrastructure partnerships (chapter P-9.001).
M.O. 2015-16, s. 6.
7. This Pilot project is revoked as of 1 January 2019.
M.O. 2015-16, s. 7.
REFERENCES
M.O. 2015-16, 2015 G.O. 2, 3373