Policy Pathways to 100% Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035 in Canada
This report focuses on modelling different policies to achieve the federal zero emission vehicle target and bring down transportation sector emissions. It finds that despite signs that auto manufacturers are investing in ZEV manufacturing, existing policies, investments in charging infrastructure, voluntary industry efforts, technological change and evolving consumer preferences would result in just 38 per cent of new vehicles sold in 2035 being ZEVs. The federal government has options for achieve ZEV targets that are not cost-prohibitive and retain a profitable automotive sector, but it must put regulations in place quickly.
Shifting Gears: Climate Solutions for Transportation in Cities, Metro Vancouver Case Study
We’re at a pivotal moment to act on the climate crisis. Transportation accounts for some of the highest carbon emissions. Low-carbon transportation solutions are vital to meeting public demand for climate action. This report looks at the most effective policies in low-carbon transportation for B.C. and Metro Vancouver to reach 2030 and 2050 carbon emission targets.
Charging Forward: A Blueprint for Clean and Affordable Electric Cars in British Columbia
In December 2018, the Government of British Columbia announced North America’s most progressive zero-emission vehicle standard, as part of the CleanBC climate plan. This submission provides recommendations to the government on how the zero-emission vehicle standard could be designed for maximum impact.
Willing to Downsize? Understanding Consumer Demand for SUVs in Metro Vancouver
Big, heavy, polluting vehicles make it difficult to bend down carbon emissions. Eighty per cent of new vehicle sales in Canada are sport utility vehicles or light-duty trucks. This report explores what motivates consumer interest in SUVs, and what conditions might lead consumers to shift toward smaller vehicles.