From their site it's hard to tell where there funding comes from, they do
list their funding as 27% from businesses and 70% from "foundations".  One
of their Directors bios shows he has direct ties to big oil.  Even more, I
found they published yet another article against EVs:

Consumers will pay the price for electric vehicle quotas:

"Montreal, July 25, 2017 – The electric car sales quotas imposed on
manufacturers by the Quebec government will eventually increase the
marginal cost of conventional vehicles by $1,100, reveals a Viewpoint
published today by the MEI. Consumers will end up paying this “tax” through
higher car prices."

Sounds like the province of Quebec is enforcing minimum EV sales on
manufacturers, similar to California.  They predict this will only cause
oil powered vehicle's prices to increase.  I take it the end result they
predict isn't true for California?

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Lee Hart <> wrote:

> Dan Baker via EV wrote:
>> In a report released in June, the Montreal Economic Institute concluded
>> provincial subsidies were the most expensive, least effective way to help
>> cut greenhouse gas emissions.
>> ive-and-ineffective
>> Would anyone care to comment on this?
> There really isn't any solid information at that link. There are no facts
> or figures, or verifiable data. It reads like an advertiser hyping up their
> product without giving you any solid information on how it actually works
> or compares to other products.
> I would want to know who funded this organization, and this study. We've
> seen too many examples of persuasive, well-written "hit" pieces that have
> not a shred of facts, financed by the oil or auto industries.
> --
> Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
>         -- Dalai Lama
> --
> Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377,
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