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They hit the major pain points for anyone that says "not interested." Cars cost more here, it's generally colder, and in the prairies and Atlantic provinces the distances to drive are probably longer on average. The average home cost is higher in Canada too, which can eat into a household vehicle budget.

Vancouver and Toronto don't have as cold a winter and the daily commute is shorter. Quebec has a great additional EV tax rebate.
 

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I’m not buying what Benzinga is selling!

Canadisns purchased 8.2 % BEV
in First Quarter 2022!
(US buyers around 5.0%)


P.S. Ontario Provincial Govt should
reinstate BEV rebates linked to most- polluting industries.
The previous Liberal Govt EV rebate
was revenue neutral!!! Shocking!
 
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@baydreamer haha that's a good CBC article. The only people that know about Vancouver and Toronto home prices in the US are people in Manhattan and San Francisco. And I think they may be more affordable than either Canadian city. Would have to check the income vs home price stats.
 

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I personally spoke with several Quebecois on the north shore of Saint Lawrence river, and they all told me the EVs were impractical in the winter. 50% of range reduction and difficulties with charging in the snow without a garage. The town of 8,000 people has only three 50 kW DC chargers. Only tourists use EVs. There is a Tesla supercharger in town for the 5-star hotel, so the tourists do occasionally come in Teslas.The locals, however, don’t find EVs practical enough to survive the winter. Being stuck on the road between towns in a winter storm and not having a place to charge the EV is one of the worst things that could happen. Roads do get shutdown during winter storms due to precarious driving conditions in the mountains, so it’s not that rare to have to spend a night away from home because one can’t get home after work if one works in another town. After a night in an EV with the heater on, the EV would be stranded because of no DC chargers available for tens of kilometers.
 

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Quebecois on the north shore of Saint Lawrence river, and they all told me the EVs were impractical in the winter.
Tell that to the majority of Norwegians (82%) embracing EV's in this truly Nordic country.
The reality is that when the local/state/federal governments embrace the EV revolution, then the average consumer will find many EV charger outlets at convenient and close destinations
 

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Tell that to the majority of Norwegians (82%) embracing EV's in this truly Nordic country.
The reality is that when the local/state/federal governments embrace the EV revolution, then the average consumer will find many EV charger outlets at convenient and close destinations
Look at the map of population distribution in Norway. Vast majority of people live in a relatively small area. There is a "pan-handle" going all the way to the north, but the percentage of the population that lives there is miniscule. There's also only one highway that goes up there, so it's easy to install chargers along one highway. The width of the country along the panhandle is 50 miles.
 
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