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So the federal Liberals will not allow fossil-fuel cars to be sold after 2035.

Watch people struggle to keep their gas-burning cars running after that date, Bulldog commentator Mike Patton says.

Mike Patton is the former communications director for Mayor Larry O’Brien and a Conservative activist.


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8 Responses

  1. Bruce says:

    The feds have MANDATED all fuels now MUST have a certain percentage of ethanol. Previously you could buy high octane from at least two stations without ethanol. What does this mean to you? Well a lot of antique (now) cars, small engines like lawnmowers, chainsaws, gas powered trimmers gum up because of ethanol. The feds will likely come up with another way to get your 2030 car off the road. Remember ethanol is mostly made from corn which can feed people and animals but the feds want to feed cars not people!

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi Mike, Unfortunately your comment is way out of date. The Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa publishes a up to date buyers guide in which on line 39 is the marker: There are 38 vehicles listed below this average. All to say, they are no longer “expensive” as you state. The prices are coming down as competition and economy of scale builds. I am on my 6th year of driving a EV and will never willingly buy another gas car as we love it. No pollution, noise, next to no maintenance (only brakes so far) and 39cents/100Km. (The Carbon Tax pays for the rebates currently as well). In 2035 the 100% will not be required based on Norway’s adoption rate, and our current rate (EVCO graph).

  3. Ken Gray says:


    Thank you for your comment. Just a heads up. We can’t use links in the comments because they slow down loading of the site.



  4. Andrew says:

    Thanks Ken, the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa (since 1984) can be found by searching: EVCO Ottawa.

  5. Andrew says:

    I just saw the accidental deletion of the words stating Line 39 in the EVCO buying Guide is the average Canadian New Vehicle Sale Price, of which 38 EV’s are below the average.
    (Three years ago it was 6 to 8). An important note is the last column this identifies cars that can supply your house in a power failure, its called V2L. Generators will soon be a thing in the past both camping and in power outages as your car becomes one. (this explains the massive number of generator ads on TV).

  6. Robert Roberts says:

    Charging stations are a problem. Some charge. Some don’t. Different connectors are used. Charging times differ. All take much longer than to fill a gas powered car!! Many EV owners live in apts or condos which don’t gave hookups. And so it goes.

  7. sisco farraro says:

    Mike. Thanks for ignoring all the advice I provide in my comments. Actually, I don’t mind because as my mother pointed out many, many years ago, I just like to listen to myself talk. By the way, it’s nice to see your co-star is losing his/her/its stage .fright.

  8. The Voter says:

    So, Mike, I have to ask – was it you hitting your knee or your mention of the LRT that scared your cat?

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