An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan B.C. (Black Press files)

LETTER – Let businesses pay for electric car charging stations

Dear editor,

A number of years ago, horses were used for transportation. Fuel (hay) was stored in livery stables and sold by the merchant to the horse owner to “fuel” the horse.

Later, horses were replaced, as we all know, by the automobile that required fuel (gas) to move people from A-B. The fuel was stored in tanks at gas stations provided by the owners of oil companies – not taxpayers.

Fast forward to today, where the municipal councils in their haste to meet their “green agenda,” are taking your tax dollars to install charging stations at an estimated minimal cost of $15,000 each. Now they proudly make out they have done a great service towards the “free” emission cause. This done at your expense, vehicle owner or not!

There is no doubt in my mind the petroleum industry would have climbed on board with this green movement by installing charging stations at their various outlets, thus providing gas/diesel as well as electric fuel. After all, most of our vehicles have four petroleum-based tires and a petroleum-based body.

Merchants, including the petroleum industry, who think it would be beneficial for their business will install these stations. Municipal tax money is not needed here! Just saying.

Don Nickason,

Comox

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