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Letter: Stop pushing electric vehicles

Climate change affecting reliable hydro generation

Stop pushing electric vehicles

Now that my prediction that climate change is going to potentially impact British Columbia’s ability to generate hydro electric power in abundance to facilitate charging of electric vehicles has come true, it’s time for some changes.

Around the world we are seeing climate change and corresponding change to typical rainfall levels affecting reliable hydro electric power generation. Please bring to bear pressure on both levels of senior government to stop subsidizing electric vehicle purchase with my tax dollars as there is no plan and no strategy by either level of government to justify or support a general mass system of vehicle charging.

Also electric vehicle charging at residential rates is an affront to many tax payers who have subsidized BC hydro for decades to keep residential rates low and therefore more affordable for all.

Mike Wilkinson