LETTER – PETITION TO THE HONORABLE
Mr. STEPHANE DION
Re: Consumer incentives for sustainable
Fifteen hundred cities all over the world including
Vancouver, where I live are joining “Escape the
car One Day” day today to remind the humanity
that we are living in a fragile world and that a fossil
fuel vehicle is not the only transportation option.
For the last decade we are witnessing the emerging of
a new environmentally friendly alternative means of
transportation – Light Electric Vehicles (LEV).
This sustainable form of transportation has gained popularity
in many countries in Europe, Asia and USA in the last
years. Unfortunately it became a reality in a few provinces
in Canada which enacted the amendment of the motor vehicle
act from year 2002 and thus removed most of the previous
The LEVs are not only convenient
but they are extremely economic in their energy consumption.
An electric scooter or bicycle consumes 1 Kilowatt-hour
(KWh) energy per 100 kilometers (km). BC Hydro cost
is six cents for this amount of energy. An average size
combustion engine car consumes 12 to 15 liters of gasoline
for the same distance when driven in the city. The relevant
cost is about $16. Put in ratio both numbers results
in more than 250 times higher efficiency when LEV is
used compared to a fossil fuel vehicle (not including
that LEV literally doesn’t require any maintenance,
driver’s license, insurance, etc.). This high
efficiency is a main reason for many incentives introduced
by the governments in different countries to the customers
using Electric Vehicles.
Our company – Greenwit
Technologies Ltd was established in 2002 as a company
specialized in design and engineering of LEV. We are
designing and importing LEV since the beginning of 2003.
From the past contacts with our customers we found that
many people are willing to use LEV and this trend has
exponentially increased in the last year. We are confident
that this trend will sustain if some incentive is introduced
by the Canadian Government. That was the reason to launch
our petition for partially subsidizing the purchase
of any electric vehicle two years ago. We have collected
1165 signatures of people supporting this idea and we
believe that the Canadian Ministry of the environment
will support it too.
Please find attached the ”Petition
to the Federal Government for Partially Subsidizing
the Purchase of Electric Vehicle”, signed
by1165 Canadian citizens, supporting the sustainable
This open letter has been posted
on www.e-ride.ca .We are looking forward for your response.
Steve Miloshev, M.Sc
Greenwit Technologies Ltd