Canada Proposing 20 Percent ZEV New Car Sales Regulations By 2026, 100 Percent By 203516
The Canadian government has just issued a new set of regulations that are intended to reduce emissions from the transportation sector by targeting car sales of light-duty vehicles (passenger vehicles, SUVs, crossovers and light trucks).
These proposed regulations would set requirements for automakers to meet annual ZEV (zero-emission vehicle) targets. For calendar year 2026, this would mean at least 20 percent of new light-duty vehicles sold would be ZEVs, and the threshold would increase gradually until 100 percent of new car sales by calendar year 2035.
In order to support the ambitious effort to transition to 100 percent ZEVs, the Canadian government has set a series of priorities to help focus its efforts:
- ZEV availability
- Prospective customers who want to own a ZEV may face limited availability. To combat this, the ZEV sales target will require automakers to supply an increasing share of those vehicles.
- ZEV affordability
- With prices projected to fall in the coming years, vehicle incentives help to offset the current cost differences between ZEVs and ICE vehicles.
- Charging station availability
- The Canadian Government has committed to help build 85,000 publicly funded refueling stations across Canada by 2027.
- Raise public awareness
- Education programs intended to inform unaware Canadians will help prospective customers to discover the benefits of adopting a ZEV.
- Economical benefits
- Through the Critical Minerals Strategy, as well as $3.8 billion worth of investments from companies around the world, the foundation of a clean future and energy is being built.
It’s worth noting that the Canadian government indicates that ZEVs include fully electric vehicles (BEV), hydrogen-powered (FCEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. In the case of General Motors, there are no FCEVs or PHEVs currently in the works. However, through Ultium battery and Ultium Drive technologies, GM has a slew of BEVs in development that would meet these new regulations in several popular vehicle segments, such as the Chevy Equinox EV, the Chevy Blazer EV, the Chevy Silverado EV and the GMC Sierra EV, in addition to the Cadillac Lyriq that’s already available.
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Without additional federal incentives, this new proposal is merely a giant wishlist. Pinning all hopes on projected price reductions is tone-deaf. Especially in the wake of hefty price increases on EVs, including on the F-150 Lightning, KIA EV6, Tesla Model Y and others.
I completely agree with you. I recently compared a comparable EV SUV to the same brand’s ICE SUV and it would cost $22,000 more. Right now most EV vehicles are out of reach for consumers in Canada unless the federal AND provincial governments don’t provide substantial incentives.
Get your head out of the sand. They already do provide incentives. Do your homework.
Justin Trudeau, just another politician using a “crisis” to wield more power over his subjects.
Give it a rest. Stop reading social media nonsense.
Denying facts as proven by Trudeau’s past performance is the hallmark of a fact-denying, indoctrinated leftist. And here’s your sign.
Don’t you mean another communist?
Another PEW Pew lover.
What a sick joke.
Trudeau is off his rocker
The CCP has dug its claws in and is conquering Planet Earth.
None of us will be alive in the next 100 years, but I foresee Communism/Marxism obliterating our planet by 2123.
-The Chinese Communist Party is laughing and high-fiving every single day at how they have turned the entire Earth on its ear and has everybody fighting amongst themselves instead of putting the heat on them. Remember, the key attributes of Communism & Marxism are creating anger, jealousy, resentment, hatred, class warfare and angst.
The news reports from around the world, has them elated and empowered.
-Over ~20 years, Stalin murdered ~9 million of his own people.
-In only 4 years, Mao murdered ~65 million of his own people.
The CCP is one of the Top 5 exporters of Lithium, but is still building coal-fired powerplants and burning through petroleum like nobody’s business.
Shut off the televisions and use your brains.
Trudeau and his moron minions again. Have fun during the usual Canadian Winters watching your “range” go kaput ! One day soon people will come to their senses and get rid of these two tyrants…..blackface performer Trudeau and demented Biden.
Battery cars with slave kids digging in lithium, cobalt mines with their hands ,no thank you
why are you doing this to us T_T
thinking about 2035 makes me want to cry and puke at the same time.
if BEV/ZEV are so good then the PEOPLE will choose them over ICE, dont FORCE US…
No one is forcing you. Just don’t buy. A lot can happen in 12 years. Relax, be positive and enjoy life.