Quebec banning sales of gas-powered cars and light trucks as of 2035
The Government of Quebec said on Monday that it would ban the sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks as of 2035.
It thus joins jurisdictions like California and British Columbia in announcing the move to shift to electric vehicles and, at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the provincial Premier, François Legault, the government is already aiming at some 1.5 million electric vehicles on Quebec roads by 2030. As this is being written, sales of electric cars account for about 6.8 % of all car sales in the province since the beginning of 2020.
Electric vehicles represent less than 0.4% of all on-road fleets in Canada’s second biggest province.
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