Zero-emission vehicles – Policies and regulations

Canada’s comprehensive strategy on zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) includes policies and actions aimed at reducing key barriers and making it easier for Canadians to purchase ZEVs. Actions to increase ZEV uptake include investments in purchase incentives, infrastructure and awareness initiatives, and research and development of alternative fuel opportunities. Key policy documents that frame those investments are listed below.

Action Plan for Clean On-Road Transportation

The Action Plan shows how the Government of Canada's suite of initiatives are working together to help Canadians and Canadian businesses make the switch to zero-emission vehicles.

Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan

To fight climate change, the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan provides a roadmap for the Canadian economy to achieve 40 to 45% greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030.

Zero-emission vehicle sales targets

Canada is committed to decarbonizing the country's transportation sector and becoming a global leader in ZEVs. As such, the Government of Canada is aiming for 100% of new light-duty sales to be zero-emission by 2035.

Dispensing standards for electric vehicle charging

Information on the performance requirements for metering devices when billing for the purchase or sale of electricity.

The future of Canadian vehicles

A roadmap for supporting Canada’s position in the electric vehicle (EV) and battery supply chain.

Greening federal vehicles and fleets

The Greening Government Strategy outlines on-road fleet targets that prioritize the adoption of low-carbon mobility solutions, including zero-emission vehicles and supporting infrastructure in its facilities. The objective is to make the government’s light-duty fleet exclusively zero emission by 2030.

Critical Minerals Strategy

A roadmap for growing Canada’s supply of critical minerals and the key sectors that rely on these essential resources. Zero-emission vehicle manufacturing offers opportunities for economic and job growth by integrating domestic processing of critical minerals in its value chain.


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