automakers question b.c.'s plan to phase out gas vehicles by 2040 - good car alarms
President of modern Canada thinks B. C.
An electric and hydrogen fuel charger should be required at an existing gas station to automatically create a huge new charging network
Big car manufacturers Question B. C.
Proposed 2040 ban on the sale of new gas
Electric vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. Japanese-
Honda-based automakers say they have been trying to tell B. C.
The government limited new sales in 2040 to electric and hydrogen-fueled vehicles, while deducting the proceeds from fuel --
Efficiency of hybrid power in the future
Natural gas engines may not be the best way to achieve pollution reduction targets in the province.
"With the development of technology, it is difficult to predict," said Dave Gardner, president of Honda Canada . ".
"That's what we care about.
At this stage of the game, let's not choose the winning technology.
Let's embrace anything that can achieve our overall goals. ”South Korean-
Ottawa-based Hyundai attaches great importance to the successful launch of its new electric Kona SUV, which says Ottawa should regulate car sales rather than individual provinces like B. C.
But Don Romano, president of modern Canada, is also B. C.
At least try to push the problem.
If the province authorizes existing gas stations --
Usually owned by oil companies
In addition, electric and hydrogen fuel chargers have been installed to automatically create a huge new charging network.
"I will go to B. C.
The government actually did nothing about the gas industry, "Romano said.
"If you want to see 100 electric cars at the time, or hydrogen fuel cars, you need to have electric and hydrogen fuel charging stations at every gas station in the province.
This makes sense.
Michelle Munger, energy minister, said. C.
Do not consider such a move.
"At the moment, private markets are responding to fee-related infrastructure construction and they are doing so at a fairly fast pace," Mungall said . ".
"In terms of the use of policy mechanisms for government intervention, I don't know if this is necessary.
I didn't even ask this question because the private sector was quickly involved in the construction of charging stations.
Munger also said she believed in B. C.
Honda's legislation is flexible enough to meet Honda's concerns. B. C.
The legislature is currently debating legislation on electric vehicles in the United States.
In the first quarter of 2019, electric vehicle sales accounted for B. C. vehicle sales.
There are more than 17,000 zeros.
Emission vehicles currently on B. C. roads. Plug-
In hybrid cars, battery and gasoline engines are still allowed to be used after 2040, but B. C.
Compared with all-electric vehicles, car companies will be rewarded with a significant reduction in sales credit.
In order to avoid being fined by the government, companies need to accumulate enough credit.
Hybrid without plugin capability —
More common in the market at present
New sales are not allowed in B. C. after 2040.
Mungall said that the proposed system rewards the longest and cleanest vehicles and is the most flexible way to solve this problem.
Honda Canada's popular Civic sedan and CR-
V suv is currently only available in gasoline models.
Honda also sells plugs.
In a hybrid called Clarity, the price starts at $40,100.
"The next big thing you'll see from Honda is gasoline --
"Electric, what you call a traditional hybrid engine," Gardner said . ".
Because the traditional gasoline
Hybrid cars can reduce fuel economy from 20 to 25.
"This is not the position of modern sharing, modern said, plug
The hybrid is still polluted. B. C.
Should stick to a zero
Romano says the definition of emissions of fully electric or hydrogen.
"In the end, we need to remove the internal combustion engine," he said . "
Hyundai Electric Kona is Canada's first small electric SUV, starting at $44,999.
Hyundai says its single-charge mileage is 415, which means some consumers may only have to charge once a week.
Kona Electric vehicles began selling in January and sold 1,854 vehicles in February, followed by an increase of 197 in April to 2,717 vehicles and an increase of 2,348 to reach one.
Romano says government subsidies for electric vehicles
Provincial $5,000, Federal $5,000
Leading to the growth of demand, Konas of Hyundai has sold out.
"This is an anomaly," he said . "
"This does not reflect the sustainable needs that we will see in the coming years.
B among buyers. C.
Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver said he used the used Honda CR-
V of the new Kona.
Weaver already owns an electric Nissan LEAF.
"We're going to eliminate a 2011 Honda CRV-
This is a very good car. it retails for about $13 in the second-hand market.
"At 14,000, we're going to spend $40,000 for Hyundai Kona," Weaver said . " Green activists in Weaver support the government's legislation on electric vehicles.
"Well, we have to find $24,000.
We can finance and finance costs for brands
The new car was paid with the gasoline we saved, we had no oil and filters, no exhaust, no silencers, we had no radiators and no AC generators. ”RelatedB. C.
Legislation to phase out natural gas vehicles by 2040 has caused controversy. C.
Laws require zero emissions of cars and trucks sold before 2040. C.
In 2017, the subsidy budget for electric vehicles was $57 million for three years.
It ran out of money, over the project, $37.
If sales soar this fiscal year, funds reserved for unexpected expenses will increase by 3 million.
But will incentives last long?
The term is unknown.
Treasury Secretary Carol James told the legislature this week that the decision on subsidies for the second and third years will be made in future provincial budgets.
"What we 've learned over the last 20 months is that the incentive plan is new;
"Our best forecast is not at the level of existing interest and demand," Mungall said . ".
"Therefore, we must constantly monitor the success of this project to determine what kind of incentives will be in the future budget, and what kind of budgets we need to link to these incentives.
We need that flexibility.
Honda cited another trend. C.
The legislation failed to state-
Consumers stay away from fuel.
Efficient sedans for large SUVs and light trucks, where it is more difficult to electrified.
Cars currently account for 30 of the market, and Gardner said: "We have no incentive or attempt to change consumers who want more utility vehicles, so they are less fuel efficient in essence . ".
Hyundai does not agree with the statement, saying that Kona proves that electric SUVs are possible, as has been demonstrated by some American automakers. S.
Manufacturers like Rivian are already developing electric trucks.
B. committee stage debateC.
Before a final vote on whether the bill will pass, the US electric vehicle legislation is scheduled to pass next week.
Fixed: Honda Canada Civic and CR-
V vehicles are currently only high-
Efficient gasoline models.
Between 2003 and 2012 models, Canada launched a Civic Hybrid.
Incorrect information appeared in the May 8 edition of The Vancouver Sun and provincial newspapers, as well as in the early online version of the story. Rshaw @ postmediacomtwitter.