Federal Advocacy

Electric Mobility Canada regularly submits documents to the federal government in order to accelerate transport electrification in Canada. These include memoirs to parliamentary commissions, submissions to Canada’s Standing Committee on Finance, and others.

Areas of focus for EMC in 2017

Electric Mobility Canada presented its recommendations for the 2018 federal budget to raise awareness and reduce the cost of ownership.  EMC is pleased with the excellent report of the Standing committee on Finance that has just been made public. For the first time, the report contains a section dedicated to electric vehicles, and EMC’s recommendations are clearly quoted and very well explained. EMC will continue its representation activities until the presentation of the 2018 federal budget.

See the electric vehicle section at page 78 of the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance.
View our Federal Pre-Budget Submission for the 2018 federal budget.

  • Canadian Clean Fuel standard

Objective: Develop for 2019 a regulation for all fuels and alternative fuels, based on a performance mechanism, measuring carbon intensity by LCA, and recognizing regional differences

  • Canadian Electric Vehicle Strategy

Objective: Expanding the number of zero-emission vehicles on Canadian roads / Supporting the shift from higher to lower-emitting types of transportation / Including through investing in infrastructure

To learn more on the work done by EMC in the development of this strategy, click here.

  • Smart City Challenge

Objective: Invite cities across Canada to develop Smart Cities Plans, together with local governments, citizens, businesses and civil society. It is supported by $300 million over 11 years with investments in public transit, green infrastructure, and social infrastructure.


List of publications (incomplete)

Standing Committee on Transport (March 2018)
Federal Pre-Budget Submission – 2017 (August 2017)
EMC Clean Fuel Standard
(April 2017)
Federal Budget 2017 – Infrastructure and Innovation – Electrification and EVs (March 2017)
Public Transit Federal Funding For e-Buses
 (December 2016)
Letter to Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources (November 2016)
Federal Pre-Budget Consultation for the 2017 Federal Budget
(October 2016)
Letter to Ministers Garneau & McKenna on Pan-Canadian Pricing on Carbon Pollution
(October 2016)
Federal Pre-Budget Submission – 2016 (August 2016)
Submission to Environment Canada on Clean Growth and Climate Change
 (June 2016)
List of Electric Vehicle Funding Programs & Pilot Projects (April 2016)
Roadmap for Accelerating the Deployment of Electric Vehicles in Canada (2016 to 2020)
(March 2016)
International Business Development Strategy-2016 (January 2016)
6 things you should know about EVs (September 2015)
EMC position paper on financial incentives (March 2014)
Additional points re: APC (January 2014)
Renewal of APC Program (November 2013)
EV Sales in Canada Pointing Up (October 2013)
Submission to Canada’s Standing Committee on Finance (October 2011)
Driving the rapid adoption of PEVs in Canada (December 2010)
Canadian EV Industry (September 2010)
Electric Vehicles and the Grid (June 2010) 
EVs are coming to Canada (July 2009)