Fossil Fuel powered vehicles have held a powerful monopoly on the transportation industry for nearly a century, but they’re losing their grip to alternatives such as electric vehicles.
Governments and insurance agencies don’t make it easy for tinkerers who make electric cars in their garage. Most people who do this are forced to insure their customized vehicle in a questionable manner. If we are serious about transitioning to renewables BC should set up an organization designed to help people succeed in producing safe home made electric cars. The institution could be designed to offer technical support, safety testing, grants and the power to write legal paperwork stating the vehicle has been tested and is safe to be insured.
Many major car manufacturers are jumping on board and working to release their own electric cars. Elon Musk and Tesla Motors built a Giga Factory where they will be manufacturing all of their own components for their new more affordable model 3.