“One of the biggest contributions we can make”: Comeau applauds N.B. incentive to help more citizens drive electric vehicles

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is applauding the launch of a three-year New Brunswick Electric Vehicle Incentive Program for individuals and organizations. This important step will accelerate the transformation of the provincial vehicle fleet, an important contribution to solving climate change.

Following the announcement of the new EV rebate on July 8,  Dr. Louise Comeau, our Director of Climate and Energy Solutions, spoke with reporters about the sheer size of an impact shifting the province away from traditional gas-powered vehicles toward electric vehicles and hybrids will have on our overall emission levels.

“Transportation, and that’s all of it: our vehicles, our cars, our industrial trucks, and so on… is about 23 percent – so a quarter of our province’s emissions – but our own personal vehicles are 70 percent of that. That’s two million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG) per year, just from New Brunswick alone,” Comeau told Terry Seguin on Information Morning – Fredericton.

“When we change the way we drive around, believe it or not, it’s one of the biggest contributions we can make to cutting climate pollution. It’s about 5 tonnes per vehicle per year. ”

See the links below for coverage from New Brunswick media outlets.

Conservation Council’s Louise Comeau speaks to Harry Forestell of CBC New Brunswick’s Evening News (interviews starts at 1:40) (July 8, 2021)

CBC NB: Province’s rebate program looks to put 20K electric vehicles on the road by 2030 (July 8, 2021)

Conservation Council’s Louise Comeau speaks to with Terry Seguin  on Information Morning – Fredericton (July 9, 2021)

Acadie Nouvelle: Jusqu’à 10 000$ de rabais si vous achetez un véhicule électrique ou hybride (July 8, 2021)

New Brunswick Telegraph Journal: ‘You will never go back to owning a gas vehicle’: New electric vehicle rebates reach $10K ( July 8, 2021)

CKNI 91.9: CCNB Supports Provincial Move Towards Electric Vehicles (July 10, 2021)

MSN News: Province’s rebate program looks to put 20K electric vehicles on the road by 2030 (July 9, 2021)

Global New Brunswick: New Brunswick announces rebate program for electric vehicles (July 8, 2021)

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