WWF-Canada wants to get car drivers off their addiction to oil by getting consumers to buy electric cars instead of gas-powered ones. To encourage this switch in car-depender living they have former Toronto mayor David Miller going on ‘dates’ with people in EV cars to discuss what they are doing to improve the environment.
Forty-two percent of Canadians believe electric vehicles are, or will be shortly, a real and practical alternative to gas-powered cars, according to WWF-Canadaâ€™s newly released EV National Status Update 2014 report.
EVs are much more efficient than conventional cars and if the electricity that powers them comes from renewable sourcesâ€”as it does across much of the countryâ€”the benefits are even greater. For example, we can curb climate change since cars are the biggest culprit to emitting greenhouse gases.
In these three light-hearted and comedic videos, David is shown driving around Toronto in a BMW EV with different notables – comedian Mark McKinney, celebrity chef SuSur Lee and television host Jessi Cruikshank. While driving, David educates both his co-star and viewers about the environmental benefits of EVs and why they are a great transportation option for Canadians.