The long hard road ahead for electric cars The Globe and Mail

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Only one after the much-hyped rollout of cars at the Los Angeles Auto Canadian news media reports about how Ontario costs are expected to double the next 20 years.

That must have Ontarians whether buying an electric car is a idea. But there are other all Canadians would be wise to ask electric cars, and the electricity to power them. Let’s put questions into perspective.

there be enough electricity?

the staggering electricity rate announced by Ontario would not nearly enough power to a large auto-recharge load, nor already stretched power handle it, either. Hydro-Québec said its distribution grid accommodate a meagre 1,000 car In other provinces also, retooling of power generation, transmission and local distribution would be required.

Won’t wind and solar a lot of the power needed for electric

Wind and solar generate than 1 per cent of Canada’s supply, and most provinces subsidies aimed at increasing portion. The most spectacular of the sky-rocketing cost of subsidies can be in Ontario, where the Liberal forces consumers to pay 16 times as for solar power, and three more for wind, as the current electricity rate. Ontario’s power plan calls for in subsidies to the wind and solar supposedly allowing coal-fired to be phased out.

But its own numbers show that wind and solar capacity less than 30 per cent of the these costly projects won’t bring about the end of Meanwhile, electricity consumers be hit with price increases of 46 per over the next five making Ontario industry with almost all provinces and states. No wonder Premier McGuinty’s green dream is into a nightmare as an election

Are electric cars really

That depends on how the electricity is Water generates most of the in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, and B.C. while Alberta and generate nearly all power coal and natural gas. about 75 per cent of Canada’s comes from water and power, and 25 per cent from fuels. When measured by emissions, use of electric cars in can generally be considered green.

The is the reverse in the United States, fossil fuels, mainly generate 75 per cent of electricity. So an electric car there would for more fossil-fuel emissions a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle making GM’s Chevy a tougher sell to eco-conscious the target market for electric

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Are electric cars practical in

Besides of their high tag, limited range and the of long charging cycles, another factor that the greenest Canadians need to before buying an electric our northern climate. Anyone who has had starting a car in cold weather that battery performance with temperature. In our dark, winters, we also need power to heat the car and run headlights.

The result is a much shorter range than they’ll be in the electric-car showroom.

The green-car is imploding as beleaguered citizens, to deal with tough see their electricity rates and expensive wind and solar missing in action when needed. Other jurisdictions are changing direction, but Ontario whistling merrily in the wind, for uncompetitive green oblivion.

Just last week, Energy Secretary Steven Chu the development of an electric-car battery to be with the internal combustion might be five years The storage capacity of [electric]car needs to be increased by six or seven their lives need to be by 15 years, and their cost to be reduced by a factor of three, he at the UN climate conference in Cancun,

I think I’ll sell my GM while I’m ahead.

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