Provincial Advocacy

Electric Mobility Canada is regularly asked to influence and be part of discussions with governments and other stakeholders on policies to increase EV adoption.

For government electric vehicle related issues at the provincial level, Electric Mobility Canada will act in order to promote the acceleration of transport electrification all over Canada. Pleading for the introduction or renewal of EV incentives programs, taking position on particular EV related topic – such as the availability of EVs – and recommending actions to be taken by the governments are among the advocacy initiatives taken by EMC.

With the publication of its Roadmap for accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles, EMC has well covered the demand side recommendations.  The basic recommendations (raising awareness, increasing incentives – federal and/or provincial – and their predictability, increasing infrastructure (main effort on workplace charging and on DCFC), and other related measures such as HOV lanes) have demonstrated to have a major impact on EV adoption.

In April 2016, EMC’s supply and demand policy was completed, supported by a working group that conducted a review of major studies on different supply and demand policies in North America.

Quebec Advocacy

Pre-election recommendations for advancing the electrification of transportation in Quebec (French) (August, 2022)

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) draft regulation recommendations from Electric Mobility Canada submitted to Benoit Charette (March 2022)

Modification of the ZEV standard in Quebec: Consultation on the calculation assumptions for the regulatory impact analysis (September 2021)

Ontario Advocacy

Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) has undertaken a number of activities to ensure that the members of the new Ontario government understand the economic and environmental importance of electromobility to the province and to Ontarians.

Ontario Election 2022

EMC has prepared 2022 Ontario Election Policy Recommendations, a provincially tailored version of EMC’s Canada-wide 2030 EV Action Plan, 32 policy recommendations under six pillars that will propel Canada’s shift to 100% light duty electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030, and 100% sales of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040. Together with our members, we have adapted our national vision to account for Ontario’s central place in auto manufacturing and in emerging supply chains for electromobility solutions.

As Canada’s national voice for electromobility, EMC has provided these recommendations to Ontario’s political parties how to support global leadership in automotive innovation, especially in transportation electrification. If implemented, EMC’s plan would create thousands of new jobs, reduce carbon pollution and other air pollutants, and improve public health.

Pre-election interviews

We invite you to watch our pre-election interviews before heading to the polls on June 2nd. EMC staff, along with Cara Clairman from Plug ‘n Drive and Emma Jarratt from Electric Autonomy, conducted interviews with Dianne Saxe (Green Party of Ontario), and with Shelley Brown (Ontario Liberal Party) ahead of the provincial election. EMC members had the exclusive opportunity to attend these interviews live, prior to their publication.

In these conversational-style interviews, candidates were asked questions surrounding all facets of the electromobility industry; from grid-readiness and infrastructure, to consumer adoption and education, these interviews covered the full scope of where parties stand on EVs.
It is important to note that, despite our best efforts and many attempts, we received no response from both the NDP and the Conservatives. Although we would have liked to hear from all parties, we are sure you will enjoy the recordings that took place.

Watch the recordings

Read EMC’s congratulatory statement to Premier Doug Ford on his re-election. 

Ontario Budget

The Government of Ontario tabled the 2022 BudgetOntario’s Plan to Build (full document here) on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, revealed the state of provincial finances approximately one week before Canada’s most populous province is due to begin an election campaign. Because the document will not have time to pass through the Legislature before its dissolution, the Budget is widely viewed as a costed election platform—an indication of fiscal plans for Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative Party, should it receive a renewed mandate from Ontario voters. Electric Mobility Canada has undertaken a comprehensive review of these plans from the point of view of electrifying Ontario’s transportation sector.

Review EMC’s full detailed summary here.

Past Activities – Provincial Advocacy

Past Publications – Provincial Advocacy