February 20, 2018

After big spend, Liberals hardly use electric car charging stations (except in photo-ops)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

We've got some surprising news about the electric car chargers operated by the federal government, revealed through a routine House of Commons order paper question.

The question posed to the Government by Conservative MP Ed Fast was a real beauty:

With regard to expenditures on electric vehicle charging stations on government property since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of all expenditures, including for each the (i) amount, (ii) vendor, (iii) date, (iv) location of charging station, (v) description of expense; (b) what is the total amount of expenditures in (a); (c) for each charging station, what is the average time, broken down by month, in which the charging station has been charging a vehicle; (d) what are the locations of all such charging stations; and (e) how many charging stations are scheduled to be installed before December 31, 2018, and what is the proposed location of each such station?

It was a meaty question with some hearty answers.

Some chargers built for government departments were used as little as eight minutes per month, other chargers had no usage data available, and some chargers were built only to never be used at all.

And one of the worst offending government ministries was Environment and Climate Change!

Watch my video to see how much you paid to build electric vehicle charging stations that were only used one to three times per month.

 

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commented 2018-02-22 08:34:56 -0500
Gerry she would not know what end to plug in .
commented 2018-02-22 00:35:21 -0500
Virtue signalling by Climate Barbie an company. At least the money was spent IN Canada instead of on some useless project in another part of the world at our expense.
commented 2018-02-21 19:17:02 -0500
James Scott Scott asked: " Does Catherine McKenna drive a government fleet electric vehicle or hybrid that ever gets parked at a government charging station? Does Catherine own an electric vehicle of her own?"

If I recall correctly, wasn’t there a story broke by The Rebel about a year ago of Climate Barbie’s department buying sports and luxury vehicles for their staff?
commented 2018-02-21 19:09:47 -0500
The Post Office experimented with electric vehicles years ago and found them impractical. Seems electric vehicles do poorly in the Northern Climes of Canada. Now that Sun Spot activity is waning, so called Global Warming is subsiding making for the likelihood of future colder winters.
commented 2018-02-21 15:23:59 -0500
Andrew.
How many electric cars are in the government fleet of vehicles?
How many hybrid vehicles?
And more to your point. Does Catherine McKenna drive a government fleet electric vehicle or hybrid that ever gets parked at a government charging station? Does Catherine own an electric vehicle of her own?
If there shows to be a greater use of the charging stations in 2017, why does that not reflect in Catherine McKenna’s department?
I know of two cases in western Canada that Tesla parks their vehicles all day long for markeing purposes. The vehicles are exchanged a couple times each day for variety. Great marketing I suppose but does very little to cool the planet.
Of the 2016, 7.0 M dollar contract awarded to the Quebec firm to install charging stations across Canada along Highway I, how many charging stations are now installed?
if you are stumped, Butts may have the answers.
commented 2018-02-21 14:25:33 -0500
So it’s been an expensive photo-op that shows that even the government doesn’t believe in the electric car scam they’ve been pushing.
commented 2018-02-21 13:18:01 -0500
It appears the month in question predates acquisition of most of the fleet. Circa mid-2017 the usage sharply increases – which is to say they saw little usage when initially installed, but are averaging 3-4 hours of use a day more recently.

How many fleet vehicles actually need remote charging at third party lots, vs those being charged at the depot?
commented 2018-02-21 13:08:48 -0500
Harley, i agree… these greenies have no concept of physics or chemistry. Most can’t even tell you the principles of scientific method… most people, myself included, supposedly learned it by grade 8 at the latest…but they would have to pay attention in class…
commented 2018-02-21 12:52:22 -0500
That’s OK, it was only good old Canadian taxpayer’s hard earned money. Canadian taxpayers have lots money and if the Lieberals need anymore money they’ll just raise taxes. Canadians don’t mind being raped by their government on a daily basis. It’s what Lieberals do!
commented 2018-02-21 12:22:52 -0500
Got to love the left wing and their priorities.
commented 2018-02-21 10:07:21 -0500
And Sheila, thank you for reporting.
commented 2018-02-21 10:00:18 -0500
Now that this news is broken, watch, they’ll simply leave an electric vehicle(s) plugged in all day every day simply to ratchet up the numbers.
Mileage per electric vehicle is also a very good indicator.
Climate Barbie is a hypocrite. Gerald Butts is possibly worse. Follow his Twitter if you want some good socialized humor.
Global warming driven by CO2 is truly a farce. Gerald says “we don’t have long”. Well maybe he doesn’t, but most Canadians will make it past election day 2019.
commented 2018-02-21 09:03:15 -0500
Has any one seen CLIMATE BARBIE use any of these stations
commented 2018-02-21 08:00:13 -0500
I am not an engineer. This winter was cold, I do not believe an electric car can provide heat/ defrost and make it any usable distance at -30C. A regular car or airplane becomes lighter as it burns off its fuel and more fuel efficient. Electric cars the batteries never loose any of the weight as they are drawn down. I have read this is the reason electric airplanes also have a very small pay load and very short range and can only be used in summer temperatures. Hybrids small gas motor charging the batteries is also a farce. For years they have tried to build a hybrid car/airplane the result is a crappy car and crappy airplane. Remember the car/ boat it was the same. The fact is to manufacture the batteries is a huge energy foot print and they only last 5-7 years before the must be replaced. In physics there is no free lunch, unless you are a liebral then even E=MC2 does not apply.
commented 2018-02-21 02:45:44 -0500
Liberals can never do as they say.
commented 2018-02-21 00:24:56 -0500
It is just as Kevin O’leary says, " Of every dollar the Government touches, 33 cents gets wasted.
commented 2018-02-20 22:13:53 -0500
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commented 2018-02-20 20:56:40 -0500
Sheila, find out how many miles are on these cars since they were bought. How much do you want to bet, less than 2000 km per year.
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