Sales of electric vehicles and hybrids remain relatively small within the scope of total vehicle sales.
Electric vehicles consume huge quantities of materials and their prices are trending up, not down.
The federal government’s plan mandates 100 per cent new light-duty zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.
Research shows that governments cannot successfully “manage” market economies.
Solar panels and wind turbines require more than 10 times the quantity of materials compared to carbon fuel-based alternatives.
Ottawa has mandated the phase-out of conventional coal-fired electricity generation.
Buyers can score rebates of up to $5,000 off the cost of EVs.
Federal rebates now apply to $50,000 vehicles.
The federal government plans to spend $130 million on electric vehicle charging stations.
Lithium-ion batteries are manufactured in some of the world’s worst-polluting countries.