We live in Northern BC, we likely pump more tax dollars into the lower mainland than they do in regards to taxes, and Northerners will likely pick up the tab that runs these electric cars, as we are the milk cow that BC owns but like not to feed. Oddly has anyone noticed the primary people behind electric cars and outlets are also opposed to the Site C dam? They support plastic (solar panels) made mostly from OIL products, and driving on pavement made with OIL products. See Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash and Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills.
Can you imagine how long these electric cars would last if we eliminated pavement and went back to dirt roads? Heaven forbid we use cement as its far more toxic than pavement. Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth
Next they want to shut down the tar-sands oil (Canadian Oil) and are content to use OIL from Saudi Arabia. (When was the last time you saw a protest on imported oil?) Never is likely the answer.
So we have electric cars lubricated with what? Monkey fat? No its from OIL made in Canada.
Never mind driving down the road on a very winter morning with a snow storm and you are heading down the road and a semi tractor trailer carrying all your non genetically modified foods and organic veggies blows past you and your car blows off the road like a fly in the wind? Then what?
Its beyond crazy that we British Colombians are footing the bill for people to drive roads in BC, when we pay all the taxes. Worse yet is that we will be paying the massive carnage (the ICBC) bill for the unprotected drivers and passengers as they go splat in a head-on accident. Your chances of surviving a head on are near nil.
“British Columbia announced that the province would require all automobiles and light trucks sold in the province to be electric by 2040. By 2025, 10 per cent of sales will need to be electric, followed by 30 per cent in 2030 and 100 per cent in 2040“
“If all vehicles convert to electric, federal and provincial governments would collect $22 billion less in 2019 revenue“
Reference: Tax electric vehicles or we’ll blow a huge hole in our budgets Read the article, there is a lot more than what I quoted.
“In third quarter 2019, B.C. electric vehicle sales totalled roughly 4,700 electric and hybrid cars (seven per cent of all vehicle sales in the quarter). For Canada as a whole, electric and hybrid cars totalled roughly 16,000 in the third quarter or three per cent of all light vehicle sales.”
“For example, federal and provincial incentives for purchasers in B.C. are $8,000 per electric or hybrid car (so long as the base price is below $45,000 for the federal incentive of $5,000 and below $55,000 for the B.C. incentive of $3,000). So if 25,000 electric vehicles are sold by 2025, subsidies could cost $200 million to comply with B.C. legislation and $600 million by 2030. For Canada as a whole, the federal subsidies alone would cost $3 billion if 30 per cent of vehicle sales were electric by then. On top of these subsidies, governments are also subsidizing electric charging stations.“
Here’s one question: Where are we going to get the money to pay for roads – to build and maintain them – if we’re collecting substantially less in fuel taxes at the pump?