Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan and transportation electrification: Ambitious and Visionary
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) would like to highlight the vision and ambitiousness of the GHG emissions reduction plan unveiled today by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change on transportation electrification.
“The climate crisis demands that we step up to the plate with targets and actions that are equal to the challenge. By presenting a plan that reflects the importance of transportation electrification in addressing climate change and air pollution, the Government of Canada is showing real vision and ambition. Furthermore, we are pleased to see many of the measures proposed in our 2030 EV Action Plan included in this plan,” stated Daniel Breton, President & CEO of Electric Mobility Canada.
Electric Mobility Canada particularly welcomes the federal government’s announcement of:
- ZEV mandate for light-duty vehicles: The government is showing leadership by announcing a mandatory Zero Emission Standard, but also interim targets to ensure that Canadians have access to an increasing number of affordable electric vehicles across the country;
- The integrated strategy to reduce emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) with the aim of reaching 35% of total MHDV sales being ZEVs by 2030 AND a MHDV ZEV regulation that requires 100% MHDV sales to be ZEVs by 2040 for a subset of vehicle types based on feasibility, with interim 2030 regulated sales requirements that would vary for different vehicle categories based on feasibility while exploring interim targets for the mid-2020s.
- $1.7 billion to extend the iZEV purchase incentive program for light-duty vehicles for three years
- $400 million in additional funding for ZEV charging stations, in support of the Government’s objective of adding 50,000 ZEV chargers to Canada’s network + $500 million in large-scale ZEV charging through investment by the Canada Infrastructure Bank;
- $547.5 million for a purchase incentive program for MHDVs;
- $199.6 million to retrofit large trucks currently on the road;
- $2.2 million to support Greening Government fleet electrification commitments.
EMC will keep working with the federal government to accelerate the development of transportation electrification industry for the future of our workers, our environment and our health.