ELECTRIC CARS 


Let's talk about the IPCC report again detailing how by 2030 we have to dramatically alter how we live. THAT'S ONLY IN 10 YEARS .. SERIOUSLY. 10 YEARS!!  Climate Change Connection has broken this down for us Manitobans with some scientific FACTS. Moving goods and people without gasoline OR diesel in 10 years. Sounds crazy right?? Well, it doesn't make it any less true. In 2018 2% of cars sold were electric .. eeks!! Why buy electric?? Electricity costs less than gasoline, so you can save $1500-2000 per year on fuel. Electric cars do not need oil changes or other maintenance like coolant flushes, mufflers or exhaust system. Need some products to google for your next car search?? 
BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Focus Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Electric,  Kia Soul EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Volkswagen e-Golf. Being politically active and voting in politicians that have a plan, or make mention of e-vehicles also helps.

Here is some info from CBC News about the new federal budget rebates that have come into effect May 1, 2019:

SOURCE: 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/federal-rebate-electric-car-1.5117934

"Federal rebates to encourage Canadians to buy electric cars take effect today.

The rebates, announced in the last Liberal budget, will take up to $5,000 off the cost of electric vehicles, and $2,500 off plug-in hybrids, but they initially applied only to cars that cost less than $45,000.

Ottawa is raising that to $55,000 to increase the options a buyer can choose and still receive the rebate, which will allow some of the most popular cars, including the Tesla Model 3, to qualify. Tesla recently launched a cheaper Model 3 in Canada with a 150-kilometre-range to qualify for the previous limit, according to Electrek.

Nine electric cars and 13 plug-in hybrids are eligible, including the country's second- and third-most popular electric cars, the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt.

Electric car experts say there is no doubt government incentives help drive electric-car purchases, noting when the new conservative government in Ontario killed a $14,000 rebate last year, electric-car sales in that province plummeted.

Road transportation accounts for as much as one-fifth of Canada's emissions and the incentives are part of the federal government's strategy to meet its international targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to halt climate change."

Can't wait for my next vehicle! Exciting electric times ahead!!  -Amber 

Amber van den Broek
Amber van den Broek
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520 Academy Rd Winnipeg MB R3N 2A8