Government of Canada Announces Request for Project Proposals for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program
“We are making it easier and more affordable for Canadians to own a zero-emission vehicle, and we continue to invest in infrastructure needed for easy charging where we work, live and play. We are committed to improving air quality, lowering day-to-day costs for families and businesses and helping to create a cleaner, greener future.
Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
Transportation accounts for a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, almost half of which come from cars and light-duty trucks. The government is committed to putting more zero-emission vehicles on the road, which offer the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the longer term.
To support the transition to a low-carbon transportation system, the Government of Canada has set targets for sales of zero-emission vehicles in Canada, which are as follows: 10 percent of new light-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission vehicles by 2025, 30 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040.
Budget 2019 proposes $300 million, starting in 2019–20, to introduce a new federal purchase incentive program to encourage more Canadians to buy zero-emission vehicles.
The new Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program provides incentives for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
This incentive program is aligned with the expert advice delivered in the interim report of the Advisory Council on Climate Action.
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
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