Electric-vehicle subsidies: little bang, lots of bucks

Ontario and Quebec each have plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to convince drivers to go electric. The measures in place are certainly interesting for buyers of electric vehicles. The problem is that they’re insignificant from an environmental point of view.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    At the cost of a new Tesla, electric vehicle subsidies are literally picking the pockets of all taxpayers and giving that money to a bunch of rich people that don’t even need it.
    It’s a grotesque parody of any semblance of a just system.

    • Elon loves it.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        The only kind of visionary that guy is, is how to milk the federal corruption machine to his own advantage.

        • terrence22

          Yeah, he is GREAT at getting all “FREE” taxpayer money

      • WalterBannon

        he is a crony capitalist crook

  • Alain

    The same applies to all the “green energy” and they are also more harmful for the environment than using fossil fuels with modern technology. It is all about enriching a small minority and allowing the non-thinking idiots to feel good.

  • terrence22

    Check out this article at Watts Up With That – the PRODUCTION of these “electric” cars is disgusting – especially if you think CO2 is a pollutant.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/20/tesla-car-battery-production-releases-as-much-co2-as-8-years-of-gasoline-driving/

    • andycanuck

      Even ignoring countries like Germany where they’re powered by coal.

  • Gary

    The morons in California and Hollywood don’t understand that the power to charge the car comes for either Oil burning plants or Coal fired plant creating Electricity.

    I uncovered a scam by the Liberals where they said they got rid of the Coal fired power plants and went GREEN. But at that time the power demands had Ontario buy US power from Coal fire Plants .
    How f’d up can Liberals be to think that exporting jobs to the 7,000,000,000 people outside of canada , where some nations use slave-labour with no pollution laws , will solve our problem for smog as if we don’t share the same air blowing around the Earth.

    Electric cars create a massive co2 output to build them while they cause a toxic soup mess at the end of the life cycle .

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It’s the same scam that is used by politicians and “smart” businessmen in this day and age.
      Move the cost or charge from column A to column B where the taxpayer or society gets stuck with the tab.
      Politicians will throw away 100 taxpayer dollars to get back ONE DOLLAR in campaign contributions from the private industries and institutions that they shovel our money into under the guise of green energy or whatever featherheaded cause they can dream up that carries a social penalty for speaking against.
      “Why don’t you want the children to have clean air and water!?
      You Republican monster!”
      Business send jobs offshore and hire illegals because they now can get cheap labor with no regard for whom is going to be able to afford their products in their own home market.

      • WalterBannon

        Its criminal malfeasance by politicians

        Its high time that politicians be forced to get malpractice insurance and be subject to malpractice law suits for their half-baked policies that they vote for as well as face professional discipline and suspension of license to practice, like doctors and lawyers.

  • WalterBannon

    If there was any sort of even half-serious attempt at adoption of electric cars by the public we would face massive blackouts and rolling brownouts due to the inability of both the electric grid and generating capacity to meet power demands.

    Electric cars were not thought out well.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If electric cars cost what other cars cost and the time it took to fill up was the same and a full charge got me about as far as a tank of gas then there would be no objections but those things don’t exist. When they exist let me know because I have shit to do and other things to pay for