August 04, 2017

Environment Canada wastes $75K on useless electric car study

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

A new report from Blacklock’s Reporter reveals that Environment Canada is wasting $75,000 to study why Canadians choose to buy the cars they do.

But the Canadian automobile industry, in their ongoing pursuit to give Canadians what they want, has already done this research.

Those studies concluded that Canadians were choosing their SUVs for the same things I chose mine and you likely chose yours: practicality.

Canadians have to drive in winter conditions and like the extra space.

Despite all the government subsidies and incentives, Canadians just refuse to buy those tiny electric cars and hybrids. They only account for 1 per cent of cars sold in Canada.

Environment Canada is trying to figure out why Canadians don't like hitting the ditch in the winter and why they enjoy legroom.

And even though I can’t help but mock this ridiculous government, I should warn you, too:

The only reason Liberals ever study anything is that they want to learn how to make it more expensive for you.

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commented 2017-08-07 20:38:43 -0400
This was market research on behalf of the auto retailers, as they`re the only ones who will benefit (slightly, perhaps) from it. Or it`s bullshit, a simple payoff for something disguised as just one more example of stupid government spending. Maybe try investigating the survey itself, see if it`s real.
commented 2017-08-06 16:07:40 -0400
Imagine the future EC drivers, so stoned, and yet you won’t even hear them crash into you until it happens. Kinda like a tree falling in the forest.
commented 2017-08-05 00:02:42 -0400
Typical Liberals, spending money on useless studies that will go nowhere, just something to occupy their time cause they have nothing else better to do & of course every problem in this country has been solved. Maybe the study should be done on why these elites are chauffeur driven in high end cars instead of an electric puddle jumper. Endless spenders, no regard for the taxpayer & btw, who is doing the study Sheila, we know they love to hand money over to a foreigners to look into our affairs because we don’t have anyone intelligent enough in Canada to do it, well maybe they have a point there, they were elected weren’t they? What about the study they’ve done on the caribou, a study full of holes & false claims, how much did that cost?
commented 2017-08-04 22:28:54 -0400
Too expensive, not reliable in winter, restricted range and not enough power to pull loads. – that’ll be $75,000 please my bill is in the mail.
commented 2017-08-04 22:21:25 -0400
McKenna looks like the fool amongst a host of jokers!! What a dumb looking witch. She gives blondes a bad image!
Yup, Lieberals don’t believe anyone but their befuddled reasoning.
Eh! TruDope government – start moving your asses around in one of these abortion type “Kanadian” EVs – you people have nothing better to do but f**k around anyway.
Eh! JustIn TruDope – you don’t need armored Lincolns or Cadillacs – start using these tin-horn cars – would suit your agenda to the T!! Prove to us you are serious in your lunacy.
Be a sport! lmfao!!

In all consideration 75 grand is f**k all compared to paying the terrorists, Kadar & Clintoon about 50 million of our $$$ & welfaring all those illegal immigrants – that move is absolutely unforgivable! … and it’s gonna get your pp kicked good, TruDope!! Trump is working on a “special” treatment for treasonous POS like you, TruDope!!!
commented 2017-08-04 18:27:11 -0400
The selfishness of EV drivers was defined for me when I stayed in a Red Deer hotel on a miserable winter night. Limited parking, but five empty stalls dedicated to EV’s that were closest to the entrance on the snowy parking lot. Yep…closer than the handicapped parking. So if the wealthy Tesla driver chose to drive his Tesla that miserable night, instead of the bells and whistles SUV probably driven, he/she was guaranteed a shorter walk than an elderly woman. Money talks.
commented 2017-08-04 18:13:24 -0400
Any bets on when the first electric commercial jet that can fly at 600mph and carry 300 people at 40,000 feet will make its first appearance? Or will that plane be solar powered?
commented 2017-08-04 18:11:27 -0400
This is a cash injection to Environment Canada to keep them in line for the globalists.
commented 2017-08-04 17:46:24 -0400
The guy in the video below didn’t really drive across the country, and, he didn’t seem to mind all the aggravation – it was his first trip in his new vehicle….I doubt he will be so cheerful if he had to do this all the time!
Driving an Electric Car Cross Country in a Snowstorm
commented 2017-08-04 17:37:16 -0400
Can’t EC just predict the weather for the next 12 hrs. and be done with it.
commented 2017-08-04 16:31:24 -0400
They are going to falsify the data down the road. I heard that France is going to ban fuel burning vehicles by 2040. And didn’t Wynne hint at doing the same thing? Their goal is to destroy man!
commented 2017-08-04 16:11:43 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, theoretical owner of an EV….need I say more!
commented 2017-08-04 16:07:26 -0400
Study has nothing to do with EVs, although, yes, most EVs to date are subcompacts or sports sedans, which are a small part of the market (within their segments, though, they do quite well. In BC, for example, EVs are 4% of cars)

Peter, of your list only the “low carrying capacity” is actually reasonably true, although lack of engine makes them better than comparables in-segment. There are plenty of charging stations and the fuel cost is a fifth that of gas (8l/100km at 1.00 vs 15kwh/100km at 0.10 = $8 vs $1.50) If it’s for a commuter, who cares about range or charge time? Plug it in overnight.
commented 2017-08-04 15:31:20 -0400
They were hoping to find a legitimate hockey stick curve
commented 2017-08-04 14:37:34 -0400
Electric cars are useless.
- distance is low
- no charging stations
- charging time too long
- way too expensive
- no carrying capacity (trucks, SUVs, etc.)
- costs more to charge up in electricity charges than gas or diesel per km.
commented 2017-08-04 14:19:57 -0400
The libranos are not out of touch, they are stupid cronies.