OTTAWA – A new poll has revealed that nearly 64% of Canadians want electric eels to replace gasoline as the primary transportation power source in Canada, and they want the conversion to happen now.
“This result isn’t surprising,” says consumer trends expert Roger Allaire. “While the initial outlay of adding a 300 litre eel-tank to an existing car or buying a specially made eel-mobile might seem steep, drivers know it will save them money over time.”
Alberta was the only province in which fewer than half of respondents to the poll expressed a preference for electric eel powered transport. Surprisingly, the form of transportation Albertans prefer isn’t the oil dependant internal combustion engine automobile, but the hydrogen powered zeppelin.
“Canadians are becoming more environmentally savvy and more skeptical of the feasibility of reliance on gasoline as a power source in the future,” explains environmental scientist Jane Saunders. “As time goes on we’re going to see consumers demand more and more non-fossil fuel powered transportation options like eel-mobiles, chariots pulled by teams of hundreds of hamsters, and even bicycles.”
The province of BC has announced a plan to incentivize the switch to eel powered cars with vehicle rebates, tax breaks, and a string of provincially funded rat stations to feed the eels.