Canadian climate plan includes a ZEV future
The Canadian government’s new climate plan announced on December 10 by Prime Mister Justin Trudeau with key members of his cabinet includes many measures aimed at the electric vehicle adoption. Identifying the problems, masterminding the solutions and working with the U.S. to execute seems to be the strategy imbedded into the core of the Canadian government’s new $15-billion climate plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy”.
Combining a timetable to increase the carbon tax to $170 per tonne by 2030, this plan demonstrates how seriously the government is taking the transition to electric transportation. Actually, it even pledges to make electric vehicles more readily available to purchase, to adopt the most stringent North American performance standards, and to work with “partners” on “supply-side options” to reduce vehicle emissions, which could potentially support a national ZEV mandate.