British Columbia aims to end fossil fuel car sales by 2040

British Columbia aims to end fossil fuel car sales by 2040

The Canadian province is the latest to push automakers toward EVs.
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The efforts to phase out fossil fuel cars are spreading in North America. British Columbia Premier John Horgan said his government would introduce a bill in 2019 that would require sales of emissions-free “light-duty” cars and trucks in the Canadian province by 2040. The percentages would ramp up, starting with a 10 percent requirement by 2025 and climbing to 30 percent by 2030.

Horgan also promised to spur sales of adoption in BC by expanding its DC fast charging network to 151 locations, pouring $20 million into the incentive programs for buying zero-emissions cars and making that program more accessible to “middle- and lower-income” residents.

While there’s no guarantee the legislation will pass, the odds are good given the pro-environment legislature (the top three parties are generally very eco-minded) and the highest EV adoption rate in the country. It’s a province that virtually depends on natural beauty to attract people and businesses, and politicians ignore that economic reality at their peril.

The question is whether or not this measure will lead to others following suit in Canada and the US. California was already onboard with a similar idea, but it and other states are fighting a federal administration trying to undo emissions reductions. There are similar struggles in Canada, for that matter. While Quebec is aiming for 15.5 percent zero-emissions sales by 2020, the new Ontario government recently killed EV subsidies in a bid to lower gas prices and prop up the oil industry. There are sympathetic areas, but broader support might not follow for a long time.

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  • uhm

    There’s no such thing as fossil fuel, what is the fossil exactly? Dinosaurs? You are aware that there were no such things as dinosaurs? Go and study the eating habits of an elephant and then work out how many elephants you’d need to match the size of these so-called dinosaurs. Now work out the food requirements and time to eat the food. You’ll now realize that it’s impossible for dinosaurs to have ever existed. Oil is actually the life black blood of Earth no different to the red blood which fills your human veins. Oil is continually replenished but this secret is hidden from the goyim. Below the mantle oil is continuously accessible as mother Russia is well aware of but even they don’t highlight some of these things. The future is electric but we need in place a whole new electrical infrastructure in order to cope with the new high demands of electricity as today’s systems simply wont cut the mustard. The future is an abundance of unlimited cheap electric power thanks to nuclear fusion aided by helium-3. For all those liberal idiots who hate nuclear energy for radiation lifespan reasons let me remind you that mother Russia can use nuclear waste for fuel in fast breeder reactors and cut the lifespan of radiation from thirty-thousand years down to just one-hundred years. I’ll also remind you that we can neutralize all radiation in as little as nine minutes using scalar EM longitude waves.

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