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Canadian auto associations launch a plan to target 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035

The Road to 2035 outlines the investments and policies required for Canada to achieve 50% ZEV sales by 2030 on the path 100% ZEV sales in 2035.

March 9, 2022   by CM Staff

OTTAWA — Canada’s automotive industry associations, the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association and Global Automakers of Canada, are launching a new initiative aimed at helping Canadians understand what it will take for Canada to achieve its zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sales targets.

Automakers and dealers are providing Canadians with ZEVs to suit their diverse driving needs from compact cars to SUVs and pick up trucks and everything in between. By 2023, there will be over 130 ZEV models expected in the Canadian market.

The Road to 2035 outlines the investments and policies required for Canada to achieve 50% ZEV sales by 2030 on the path 100% ZEV sales in 2035. The initiative brings together stakeholders in the transition to electrification to develop a bold, comprehensive plan for governments at all levels. However, this plan will only be achievable if consumers embrace this transition.

A central message of the new campaign is to make clear that for Canada to achieve the target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035, more ambitious government action is required to:

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  • enhance consumer incentives
  • invest in charging infrastructure
  • build consumer education
  • create an electric vehicle battery supply chain.

“Auto manufacturers are investing billions to produce electric vehicles, including right here in Canada,” said Brian Kingston, President & CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association. “Ambitious government action is required now to boost consumer incentives, build charging infrastructure, and help more Canadians make the switch to electric.”

“The automotive industry is undergoing a generational energy transformation from fossil fuels to electrified transportation. This transformation will rely not only on industry, but also on governments and especially Canadians making the choice to purchase zero emission vehicles,” said David Adams, President & CEO of the Global Automakers of Canada.


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