EMC’s reaction to the announcement: More than 100,000 Canadians have benefited from the “Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program”

Today, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra informed us that more than 100,000 Canadians and businesses had benefited from the EV rebate program, and by doing so reduced up to 352,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year – enough energy to power more than 991,000 homes for a year. Electric Mobility Canada congratulates the federal government on helping 100,000 Canadians choose a more cost effective and sustainable vehicle. It is critical that more Canadians choose zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) if Canada is to achieve its international climate commitments. We hope all Canada’s provinces who have not already done so will do their part to introduce rebates as well.

Canada has recently taken the following position: Should U.S. light duty vehicle GHG regulation be insufficient to achieve Canada’s GHG emission reduction target of -40% to -45% by 2030 and its mandatory 100% light duty ZEV adoption target by 2035, Canada will implements its own regulation. While an important step forward, the U.S.light duty GHG emission standard is insufficient to achieve Canada’s targets of -40% to -45% 2030 GHG emission reduction and 2035 100% ZEV sales. It is then vital that Canada follows through with its commitment to work to align with the most stringent regulation by implementing a ZEV mandate like the one in California and by adopting interim GHG emission and ZEV adoption targets and regulation for 2025 and 2030.

Transport Canada: More than 100,000 Canadians have benefited from the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program