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Canada’s Action Plan for Clean On-Road Transportation released

December 14, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing

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OTTAWA — Canada’s Action Plan for Clean On-Road Transportation, which is the Government of Canada’s strategy to help Canadians and Canadian businesses make the switch to zero-emission vehicles and reduce pollution from on-road transportation was announced by the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra.

Canada’s Action Plan for Clean On-Road Transportation outlines the government plan to reduce emissions from on-road transportation, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The plan:

  • will set annually increasing requirements towards achieving 100 per cent light-duty zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035, including mandatory targets of at least 20 per cent of all new light-duty vehicle sales by 2026 and at least 60 per cent by 2030.
  • aim to reach 35 per cent of total new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales being zero-emission vehicles by 2030. In addition, the Government will develop a medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle regulation to require 100 per cent of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission vehicles 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, and explore interim targets for the mid-2020s.
  • details the measures Canada has already put in place, and those in development, such as consumer incentives and funds for charging infrastructure.
  • highlights the steps the Government of Canada has taken to help secure well-paying jobs for Canadians.

“Helping Canadians make the switch to zero-emission vehicles is win-win-win: it keeps our air clean, helps people save money on fuel, all while positioning Canada as a leader on building cleaner vehicles,” said Minister Alghabra. “Canada’s Action Plan for Clean On-Road Transportation is our comprehensive strategy to shift towards zero-emission vehicles. This is key to Canada’s goals of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”


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