Canada Sets Goals for ZEVs - Diversified Communications

Distributed Energy Resources, Regulation  -  January 2, 2023

Canada Sets Goals for ZEVs

Canada announces proposed regulated sales targets for zero-emission vehicles to reduce emissions and are a key component of the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan.

The country’s goal is  to achieve at least a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030, according to a statement.

The government announced the proposed regulations on December 21, 2022, and will officially launch a formal 75-day consultation period upon their publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 31, 2022.

The proposed regulations would supplement the emission standards by adding requirements for manufacturers and importers to meet annual ZEV sales targets. These would begin for the 2026 model year, with a requirement that at least 20% of new light-duty vehicles offered for sale be ZEVs, and would increase annually to at least 60% by 2030 and 100% for 2035.

Achieving the goal requires ensuring that all new light-duty vehicles sold are ZEVs by 2035. The regulations were informed by extensive engagements with stakeholders over the last year.

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