Canadian cabinet ministers to drive only hybrid or electric cars

In line with EMC’s pre-budget submission, its continuous representation activities, and its recommendation for federal Government Fleets to lead by example, EMC is thrilled with the following announcement that includes specific targets, in the short term and longer term:

The government will adopt low-carbon mobility solutions, deploy supporting infrastructure in its facilities, and modernize its fleet as follows:

    • Starting in the 2019 to 2020 fiscal year, 75% of new light-duty administrative fleet vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) or hybrid, with the objective that the government’s administrative fleet comprises at least 80% ZEVs by 2030. Priority is to be given to purchasing ZEVs.
    • Starting in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year, all new executive vehicle purchases will be ZEVs or hybrids.
    • Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced.
    • Alternative energy options and their potential use in fleet operations related to national safety and security will be examined.

With these commitments, the federal government is definitely leading by example.
The complete Government’s greening strategy can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/innovation/greening-government/strategy.html