Electric plan for the rich
So Rich Coleman is going to syphon more of our tax dollars into his election campaign. His constituency office is at the ‘ultra high rent’ Langley Events Centre which will receive a $115,000 DC Fast Charger station for electric vehicles, compliments of our big deficit BC Liberals.
Langley Township mayor Jack Froese has assured it is a convenient ideal location for the fast charging station, not to mention another six charging stations around the Township that will give out free electron tax dollars.
The BC Liberal government are already subsidizing the electric car, (hybrids etc.) with a rebate program that has $17 million to give away; $5,000 off the sticker price of each new vehicle (like a Chevy Volt), plus a $500 rebate gift is available to install a charging station at home.
Another $6.28 million ‘Community Charging Infrastructure Fund’ is for 570 public charging stations and upgrades around the province, to Prince Rupert.
The electric or hybrid car really amounts to an eco-status symbol, which has about a 15 year average payback period.
People who purchase electric/hybrids are higher income earners so it’s the struggling lower income class, retirees and seniors subsidizing the more affluent class. Are you likely to ever see any free gas (or free natural gas) fueling stations being proposed by these politicos? So why free electricity?
Just the latest example of Liberal payback to their crony friends. According to politicians, we are dumber than we think we are, which explains their braggadocio, expecting praise for squandering our tax dollars.
Roland Seguin, Langley