May 28, 2017

Wynne’s high-priced electric car incentives: Bad for the economy AND the environment

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Last week I told you about a taxpayer funded million dollar electric car “learning centre” opened by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, a place where visitors can test electric cars, but which is essentially a subsidy to electric car manufacturers to promote their products.

I looked into it a bit more and found that the Ontario government offers subsidies to people that buy electric cars.

Under the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, as long as your electric car is under $150K, you’ll be provided with incentives of up to $10K with bonuses of $3K for batteries larger than 16 kwh and another $1K if the vehicle has five or more seats.

Financially, it’s a disaster, but what about on the environmental side?

Are these cars really the zero emissions, environmentally friendly vehicles that all the green energy enthusiasts gush about?

Watch my video to get all the details on why these electric cars aren’t what green energy virtue signallers and politicians tell us they are.

These electric car initiatives do nothing for the environment and are simply a way for politicians to buy votes for the next election, which it seems Wynne is desperate to do since things aren’t going so well for her on that front.

In fact, the last time I checked, her approval rating was at a record low of a measly 12%.

But I guess that’s because her green energy policies that are breaking the bank and causing energy poverty, are finally catching up with her.

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commented 2017-05-30 13:34:56 -0400
I hate to say it, but Andrew is correct. Canada is actually more a urban country than the US. The GTA is the equivalent of Dallas, New York and LA as one megacity. Sad as that is.
commented 2017-05-30 13:32:55 -0400
Such a pipe dream, electric cars, solar energy, ect…
commented 2017-05-29 18:10:55 -0400
Leviticus 2013 well said. Andrew never thinks past his/her nose when it comes to real life issues. Plus if the electric car ever runs a light in front of your truck it will be very sorry.
commented 2017-05-29 14:49:32 -0400
But shouldn’t we just keep reminding ourselves that this climate/environment faux “crisis” is all being done to make the Liberals and their friends richer?? And that it has nothing to do with the environment?? Isn’t all this politically correct ballyhoo really about how we must all strive to deeply appreciate the opportunity we are being given to contribute to the wealth of the Laurentian elites and their buds?? Do we not bear daily witness to the idiot lemmings, heaven help us all to remain sane thru the mindless repetition of it all, who actually believe the twaddle the Liberal “koolaid stoner euphoria” affords them as their secondary hallucinogen of choice?? Are we not convinced that they collectively sleep very soundly every night? Fo if the cannabis or whatever other drugs aren’t working so well for them anymore, they just switch on CBC, CTV or Global and, presto – they once again succumb to the stoned euphoria that instantly soothes them back from the brink of realization at the colossal swindle they are such suckers for!
commented 2017-05-29 12:36:02 -0400
LA LA land left wing loons need to find a home in outer space.
commented 2017-05-29 10:40:17 -0400
What everyone including the rebel fail to tells us is how much it will cost people to plug in and charge your car everyday 365 days a year
commented 2017-05-29 09:34:53 -0400
Peter Netterville, Lol
Not just the car heater, I use seat heater and steering wheel heater too! I’m really a sinner! Imagine, I would like to stay warm when it’s -30!!!!

I think we should remind the leftist hypocrites if we take their analogy a bit further, no one in GTA should really have a car in the first place, public transit all the way! Only those who don’t have access to public transit can own a vehicle, and, we will not be shamed into buying a shitty electric car.
commented 2017-05-29 09:19:14 -0400
Tammie said, "Owing an electric car wouldn’t work in my life at all. Too cold in the winter for the battery charge to run vehicle properly & with heat … "

Whaaaaaat? How dare you want to heat you vehicle in the winter! Sinner!

commented 2017-05-29 09:17:41 -0400
Yup, nothing like destroying inexpensive electricity, the once cheapest in North America, to now the most expensive in North America, and then demanding that everyone switch to useless and extremely expensive electric vehicles.

Liberals truly are a mentally deficient group.
commented 2017-05-29 08:52:53 -0400
Owing an electric car wouldn’t work in my life at all. Too cold in the winter for the battery charge to run vehicle properly & with heat ; electricity is too expensive in Ontario; I commute for everything….Wynne can stick her subsidy where the sun don’t shine!
I am re-posting
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 2 months ago
Change behaviour or be taxed, the government doesn’t address the fact that the renewable energy scheme was launched prematurely; until there is a way to store this energy for future use, we are stuck with enormous over-payments for said energy. Also, paying others to take it off our hands. The Ontario scheme is a colossal failure!
So, if the solar panels have a 20 year life expectancy, is the home owner or farmer going to be heavily taxed to dispose of them? Where do the panels go? Can the components be re-cycled? Will the cost of removing the panels be so cost prohibitive that clean energy warriors leave the panels where they sit? Does that mean there will be fields of solar panel garbage just sitting there; houses with garbage on the roof. or side yard? How will the Liberals address this? Hmmm, I think another tax will be introduced and perhaps a fine for those who do not deal with the panels in a timely manner.
commented 2017-05-29 01:54:56 -0400
Is it me, or does Holly love to say boondoggle?
commented 2017-05-29 01:10:57 -0400
terroir – don’t be so surprised at this self-centered anti-democratic attitude urban screwheads show – Believe me most of the GTA wished they lived in the rural areas and most of them flood out of that metro hell hole every weekend to cottages and rural destinations – they all rabbit away like lab rats in that decayed metroplex dreaming of retirement where they hope to afford to escape it and live in a quiet rural community away from a-holes, crime, noise pollution and corrupt polis.. Urban arrogance only drips out their butt until they can afford the get out of that human cesspool
commented 2017-05-29 01:01:18 -0400
Wynn’s greatest abomination is not handing out discounts for yuppie toys, but the criminal mismanagement of the electric energy utility and the energy poverty it has left the province’s poorest demographic in. Pensioners and working-poor families had to choose between food or heat in that province’s long cold winters while the government sells surplus energy to foreigners at below cost…..and the government’s cronies get fatter on selling more of this failed grid tech.
commented 2017-05-28 23:20:57 -0400
Andrew… I get 800 km off one tank of fuel in my 2008 Dodge 3500 with a 6.7 diesel engine..
I can haul 30,000 pounds of anything behind me on my fifth wheel trailer.. I can also use it as my primary drive vehicle..
It is versatile and functional and tough and four-wheel-drive, everything that a man with pioneering spirit and is blessed with a little Canadian know how would want to make his day today living more profitable and easier.
I will get 800,000 km off of this truck before it’s ready to be crushed.
It cost me $56,000 2008 and it has proven itself to be beyond it’s worth.
If you want to drive a little tiny toy electric vehicle worth over $100,000 please feel free to do so but don’t place those demands on me in fact just go buy one enjoy the hell out of it and I don’t want to hear anymore about what’s good for me.
I also have a small cabin with a solar package and I understand about deep cycle batteries so don’t tell me the savings you’re going to have using an electric powered vehicle that runs on batteries.
Whatever happened to each their own.!!
commented 2017-05-28 21:43:41 -0400
Andrew Stephenson how much do they cost to run in Ontario compared to Edmonton where power is much cheaper(for now at least)? That needs to be considered as their power prices are insane.
commented 2017-05-28 21:41:16 -0400
Andrew Stephenson that does not mean they want crappy electric cars. If they were so desirable then no subsidies would be needed. And they cost a lot to repair.
commented 2017-05-28 20:03:34 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, it does not matter the percentage of rural vs. urban population because whatever that population is, electric cars cannot be used as the distance if too high … not to mention electric cars for the rural population is useless. There is a reason most rural population has trucks.
commented 2017-05-28 19:51:32 -0400
In Ontario, our electricity bills are outrageously expensive…consider this fact, the people living in Quebec pay roughly 50% of what we do.
The Liberals are responsible for this disparity, and continue to try new schemes; hoping the voting public will forget past. Wynne is a thief and a liar.
commented 2017-05-28 19:36:34 -0400
Notley, Wynne and Trudeau, three disgusting specimens of humanity.

What is needed is a Three Man Gallows set up. Perhaps that should be a two man and one woman Gallows, to be gender correct. Trudeau’s Bobby Socks would be the big attraction, as they all do the Blue Faced Jig.
commented 2017-05-28 19:28:19 -0400
“Leviticus 2013 commented 3 hours ago
50% of Canada’s population lives in a rural situation and electric cars do not fit into that lifestyle and that should be obvious”

Only if you consider anybody that doesn’t live in the GTA “rural”. I suspect a lot of people in Hamilton, Ottawa, KW, etc would disagree with you on that one. Ontario’s considered 86% urban, and Canada as a whole is 81%.
commented 2017-05-28 19:14:27 -0400
trudeau, wynne and notley are dangerous Goofs.
commented 2017-05-28 17:46:36 -0400
John said, "Wynne is a horrible person. "

So are Notley and Trudeau.
commented 2017-05-28 17:23:32 -0400
Thanks Holly, great report!
For the person who gets a subsidy for their electric car, and then can’t pay their Hydro bill, Wynne will then blame the consumer who bough into her scheme in the first place.
commented 2017-05-28 17:10:01 -0400
That was meant to say ethically challenged people generally become politicians… LOL
commented 2017-05-28 17:04:29 -0400
Maurice… I think you mean ethically challenged people do not generally become politicians.
commented 2017-05-28 17:04:05 -0400
Thanks HOLLY !!
commented 2017-05-28 16:33:41 -0400
Unfortunately, smart people don’t generally become politicians.
commented 2017-05-28 16:14:32 -0400
50% of Canada’s population lives in a rural situation and electric cars do not fit into that lifestyle and that should be obvious. She is pushing a dangerous policy and when somebody dies as the result of a failed electric car experiment that life will be her responsibility.
I think what she is doing is playing the card similar to the NDP in Alberta by giving out grants and other public money that will be signed into contracts guaranteeing the people and corporations that she supports longevity into the future.
If premieres were held personally responsible for failed experiments perhaps BS like this would be a thing of the past.
commented 2017-05-28 15:57:20 -0400
Wynne is a horrible person.