Re: Vancouver to set fees for Electric car charging
Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:21 pm
As has already been mentioned in other threads, all this is true, and irrelevant. Anyone who's interested can find this out for themselves, but only a small % are so interested.alozzy wrote:The general public seems ignorant of the fact that government subsidies for ICE cars, to cover the hidden environmental and health costs associated with burning fossil fuels, make EVs look comparatively expensive. If EVs were as heavily subsidized as ICE cars (via incentives and infrastructure), then EVs would, without a doubt, be much cheaper than ICE equivalents.
This article discusses the cost implications if consumers had to foot the bill for the true cost of a gallon of gasoline:
https://thinkprogress.org/heres-what-ga ... ed088e8f38... accounting for the social costs of burning gasoline would add an average of $3.80 per gallon to the pump price, raising the price to $6.27 ...
So, if the price of gas at the pump was $6.27 per gallon, there would be a landslide of consumers switching to EVs. Thanks to oil industry lobbyists though, transparency with respect to the true operating costs of an ICE vs EV will never trickle down to the consumer because governments worldwide are complicit.