September 27, 2021

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Canada must roll out all new cars to zero by 2035

All new cars and light trucks Canada On Tuesday, the Minister of Transport announced that there should be a “zero emission” by 2035. Omar Alcabra, In advance of the schedule to eliminate the pollution of the automobile navy.

“I announce today that we are accelerating our goal of zero emission vehicles. By 2035, all new cars and light trucks sold in Canada will be zero emission vehicles, 100% of them,” Alcabra told a news conference.

“This is five years ahead of our previous goal,” he said.

He explained that regulatory action would help meet the overall target of zero net carbon emissions in the Canadian economy by the middle of the century.

Alcabra noted that his country is one of the very few in the world with domestic access to all the major resources for the production of electric vehicle batteries. Appreciated General Motors, Ford And other automakers to open electric car assembly plants in Canada.

But despite government incentives to subsidize electric vehicles at relatively high prices, procurement has been slow.

According to government data, battery electric vehicles and plug hybrids accounted for less than 4% of the 25 million passenger cars and trucks registered in Canada last year, up from about 2% in 2019.

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