This means people who buy cars need to first of all NOT buy an EV to replace their gas burning commuter vehicle. “Whattt?” you’re saying. If everyone who has a car now continues to own an EV instead, we still won’t make it below our emissions target for 2030. What instead?
3. Encourage a switch to EVs, but also give financial incentives if people switch to the bus, or train, or ebikes. You could buy Canadians 3 ebikes for every $5000 spent on one automotive rebate.
4. If you rebate the purchase of new EVs, also offer it for used EVs. Adoption happens faster if a used $15000 LEAF is 33% less @ $10,000. A $37000
@NissanElectric for $32000 isn’t as affordable.
A rebate that applies to only new cars may be what automakers want, but we’re in this huge mess *because* politicians did what automakers wanted. Instead do what Canadians want and need, and make low-carbon transportation super affordable, please.
I’m begging you, from my ebike.