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On the news last night, from 2040 only zero emission vehicles can be sold in BC (EV, hydrogen). $20 million set aside for rebates (presumably to continue the current $5,000/2,500 off of purchase price of vehicle depending on EV/PHEV (only PHEV that currently qualifies as an EV is the Volt also must be under $77,000 Cdn). A doubling of number of charging stations (currently 1,000 charge stations in BC).
 

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The "only zero emissions vehicle sales" will very likely change over time. The problem with a 2040 time frame is this is 100% political virtual signaling and won't make a damn bit of difference in the real world. The other stuff can make a difference now.
 

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The "only zero emissions vehicle sales" will very likely change over time. The problem with a 2040 time frame is this is 100% political virtual signaling and won't make a damn bit of difference in the real world. The other stuff can make a difference now.
Unless there are serious intermediate goals than a 2040 deadline is meaningless, as you say it's purely political. By 2040 the market will have sorted things out. A very conservative estimate of battery density improvement over 20 years would be 4X, optimistically it could be 10X if Lithium Air or some other exotic technology becomes practical. At 2X we are at the point where an EV is better than an ICEV in all respects, we are on coarse for that in the next few years. Once we get to parity on range and price the market will take over. The only way that ICE vehicles are still being built in 2040 is if battery technology stalls out at close to the levels that we are at now.
 

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2040 seems to be "the year" as other countries/areas are using that number as well presumably to say to the vehicle industry get on the band wagon now although there are also intermediate goals. Conglomerates and government are throwing billions of dollar (each) into research, plants etc. That's why I think progress will be accelerating going forward.
 

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With a Volt and a Bolt, I've already made the switch. 21 years ahead of the curve I guess, haha.
 

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lets just hope they make the tires out of wood or we only get 99.8 %
 

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With a Volt and a Bolt, I've already made the switch. 21 years ahead of the curve I guess, haha.
You have my dream fleet. Volt and an old gen1 Cruze here. Guess I'm a little ahead of the curve but not 21 years.

Not quite in Canada either, but Minnesota is close, and if the Canadians would like to annex us, that would be fine with me.

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Unless there are serious intermediate goals than a 2040 deadline is meaningless, as you say it's purely political. By 2040 the market will have sorted things out. A very conservative estimate of battery density improvement over 20 years would be 4X, optimistically it could be 10X if Lithium Air or some other exotic technology becomes practical. At 2X we are at the point where an EV is better than an ICEV in all respects, we are on coarse for that in the next few years. Once we get to parity on range and price the market will take over. The only way that ICE vehicles are still being built in 2040 is if battery technology stalls out at close to the levels that we are at now.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/brit...e-zero-emission-b-c-government-says-1.4913679

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The proposed legislation would require 10 per cent of all new light-duty vehicles sold by 2025 to produce zero emissions. That percentage would jump to 30 per cent by 2030 and then 100 per cent by 2040.
 
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