More affordable cars for those who really need them

The rebate program for the purchase or leasing of an electric car …

Resolution #126: More affordable cars for those who really need them (Official French version)

The rebate program for the purchase or leasing of an electric car that the Liberal government subsidizes the purchase of new cars that Québec’s poorest residents can’t afford, even with the maximum amount of $8000 that this rebate can reach. Worse still, the Act to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in Québec to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, which entered into force on January 1, 2018, will increase the price of the most affordable vehicles, i.e. gasoline-powered subcompact cars. In short, with these two liberal policies, a poor family living in a city not served by public transit or car-sharing, and who therefore has no choice but to purchase an automobile, will find themselves paying indirectly for the luxurious electric car of a wealthy bachelor who lives in an upscale neighborhood in the middle of town. That is why a government of the Conservative Party of Québec is committed to stop subsidizing the purchase of electric cars and to stop forcing Québec’s car dealerships to sell them. As the cost of this new technology continues to decrease and as battery life continues to improve, electric cars will soon be accessible to all Quebeckers, without any government intervention.