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Electric Car Not Welcomed In Canada

The Benefits of Electric Car Are Not Offered To Canadian

Here’s an interesting video I found on Youtube. It’s a news report on the [tag-tec]Zenn Electric Car[/tag-tec] in Canada. Apparently the Canadian government does not favor the idea of Canadian owning Electric Vehicle (EV). I wander why… Check out the video.

It’s sad that the maker of the Zenn electric car can’t make it in Canada. I guess what they should do is set up shop in Australia. The people down under are embracing the idea of using electric car for the masses. Good for yer mate…

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By | 2012-08-19T11:10:12+00:00 October 25th, 2008|EV News|4 Comments

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  1. Daryl October 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    So why can’t they sell it in Canada? I’m still confused.

  2. Electric Car Guy October 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Daryl, you’ve brought up a good question. No one really know why the Zenn electric vehicles are not approved in Canada. As you can see from the news report, the EV manufacturer is getting mixed responses from the authority.

    I bet if the maker of the electric car were to invest Down Under, they would be much better off.

  3. Roger Strong October 26, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    This has nothing to do with the car being electric. It’s a safety issue.

    Electric cars are welcome and allowed in Canada. There’s nothing stopping you from driving a Tesla or Chevy Volt here. But then they’re real cars with crumple zones and other safety features.

    The Zenn on the other hand in a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” (NEV). Most NEVs look like golf carts with turn signals – because that’s exactly what they are. You can make one look more or less like a car, but the similarities end at the looks: It’s doesn’t have the safety requirements or crash testing of a real car. Put it on the road with full-size traffic at speed on main city routes, let alone the highway, and you have a death trap.

    They’re limited to 40kph. Main streets here in Winnipeg for example tend to be 60kph, with people travelliing 10% faster. Put a Zenn on on of these routes during rush hour, and it would be causing accidents left and right as people tried to get around it. (And of course highways are right out.) Nor can you get around Winnipeg without travelling on these roads.

  4. Greg October 28, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    When electrics aren’t accepted in an area it’s usually for a reason a lot deeper than some conspiracy or customers not being educated. Roger sounds like he knows his stuff about this particular car.

    Other issues are toxic battery components, higher power generation requirements for stressed electric grids, when new power generation systems are frowned upon, and so on.

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