Toronto: How Can We Increase EV Adoption?

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The City of Toronto, Ontario, is inviting Torontonians to share their thoughts about actions that the city can take to support the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

The electrification of vehicles is one of the key strategies identified in the city’s TransformTO climate action strategy to meet Toronto’s target of an 80% reduction in local greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. To achieve that target, 100% of vehicles in Toronto must transition to low- or zero-carbon energy by 2050, the city says. Vehicles generate about one-third of the total emissions in Toronto today.

The public can provide input in an online survey or at a public meeting. Input will help inform the development of the city’s Electric Mobility Strategy.

More information can be found here.

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Toronto is presently working with Xebec Adsorption to retrieve Renewable Natural Gas from it’s sewage system. You would be money ahead to investigate the possibilities of transforming vehicles from diesel to RNG. Like electric, RNG is a zero emission fuel. RNG has a better range, better power, faster refueling than electric. The production of RNG is carbon negative due to the capture of methane that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere as a GHG. The buses are also cheaper to buy.

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Electric transportation is NOT environmentally friendly. The electric engine is, of course, Zero Emission, but you have to add the “environmental” costs or electric: Coal burning power plants to produce electricity, expanding an electric grid that is already taxed to provide summer air conditioning with “brown outsl” mining metals needed for batteries in addition to the produce and disposition of batteries, weight of batteries that will limit weight of freight. Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is CARBON NEGATIVE and ZERO EMISSION. It is produeced from animal waste, sewage, and landfill gas that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere as methane.… Read more »