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Canadian Emission Reduction Plan Seeks 100 Percent EV Sales By 2035

Even though Canadian new-vehicle shoppers are a bit hesitant when it comes to EVs, officials in that country are seeking to greatly expand on its electric vehicle ambitions following a recent announcement that the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant is slated to build a total of five new EVs beginning in 2025. Last June, Canada announced that it will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks beginning in 2035 as it intends to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, and now, a new Canadian emission reduction plan adds a few more pertinent details to how it will get there, according to Automotive News Canada.

The Canadian emission reduction plan not only calls for a ban on new ICE vehicle sales by 2035 but also a 42 percent reduction in emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. To get there, government officials will mandate that 20 percent of new light-duty vehicle sales are comprised of zero-emissions vehicles by 2026, 60 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2035. Meanwhile, 35 percent of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales will consist of ZEVs by 2030, though that number won’t be mandated.

To achieve those goals, Canada will expand its current EV rebate program by adding another $1.7 billion and will also apply it to used vehicles and more expensive models. Additionally, another $900 million will be invested in the construction of 50,000 new charging stations.

Canada’s goals are seen as rather ambitious, though it isn’t the only country working to cut emissions and transition to electric vehicles. In the U.S., a recent executive order from President Joe Biden aspires to achieve a 50 percent EV mix in new vehicle sales by 2030, which includes battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell-powered vehicles. Additionally, the executive order proposes new vehicle emissions rules that aim to both increase fuel economy standards and slash emissions by 3.7 percent between 2023 and 2026.

We’ll have more on Canada’s emission reduction plan soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Greggt

    It is easy to declare something 13 years in the future, just a BS, feel good plan!

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  2. Joe

    I will still buy ICE vehicles till they don’t sell them anymore. It is just like a President promising to cut the deficit long after he is out of office.

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  3. Matt

    OH THE HORROR!!!! Go complain about something else you old farts.

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  4. George S

    That one statement “which includes battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell-powered vehicles”. It’ll be a very long time when batteries can do all the work ICE can do. Fuel cells will have to be in the mix where batteries cannot do all the work.

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  5. Dave Mathers

    Like many politicians FoC has forgotten that the vast majority of Canada is rural and in the case of the Prairies, VERY rural. Good luck converting those farmers.

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