Mandatory sales targets needed to get wheels rolling
Transportation makes up about a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to electric vehicles — also known as zero-emission — is an important part of the solution and will help Canada meet its emission-reduction targets.
In 2018, electric vehicles accounted for just 2.5 per cent of total vehicle sales in Canada, far from the global goal of 30 per cent by 2030. We need to ramp up the transition to electric vehicles!
In January, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced that the federal government wants to boost electric vehicle sales to 10 per cent by 2025, 30 per cent by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2040.
Mandatory targets for electric vehicle sales and a temporary purchase incentive program for consumers to help boost sales in the short term are needed to reach these goals.
Please send a letter to Minister Garneau letting him know it’s good to have goals but they need to be supported by smart policies to get electric vehicles rolling.