A government agency has debunked the practicality of the Liberal’s subsidy program for electric cars.
In the Liberal's latest budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a 300 million dollar electric and hybrid-electric vehicle “incentive program” to encourage consumers to make the shift to plug-in cars and towards a 100% zero-emission Canadian automobile market by 2040.
In reality, middle-class Canadians are subsidizing the lifestyle choices of rich environmentalists by doling out a $5,000 subsidy on cars up to $55,000.
But a new report, written by a Canadian military research agency and obtained by the investigators at Blacklock's Reporter, unravels the efficacy of the Liberal’s handout scheme, pointing to the unreliability and complete impracticality of electric cars in our cold Canadian climate.
“The purchase of hybrid vehicles would be difficult to justify on cost alone,” said the agency’s report Feasibility Of Hybrid Diesel-Electric Powertrains For Light Tactical Vehicles: “It is not clear the fuel savings would compensate for the increased up-front costs over the lifespan of the vehicle.”
“The issue of reduced battery capacity at low temperatures is well known,” wrote researchers. “To make this problem worse, unlike lead-acid, lithium-ion batteries have problems charging below zero degrees Celsius.”
Like windmills, electric cars need a fossil fueled back up plan.
Despite having this research at their disposal, the Liberals went on to throw nearly a third of a billion dollars in taxpayer cash at a demographic that doesn’t need the help to buy cars that are only reliable half the year.
And of this was done to us in a budget ironically named “Investing in the Middle Class”