Sales of zero emission vehicles increase in Canada

Last week, the federal government announced that more than 14,000 purchases or leases have been made to date through the Zero Emission Vehicle Incentives program launched three months ago.

As of May 1, 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease a battery electric vehicle, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle or a long-range rechargeable hybrid vehicle will receive an incentive of $ 5,000. Those who purchase or rent a plug-in hybrid short-range vehicle will receive an incentive of $ 2,500.

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Total zero-emission vehicle sales in the country for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% from last year.

Zero-emission vehicles make up about 3% of all new light vehicles sold in the first half of 2019, compared to about 2% for the same period the previous year.

The sales targets for zero emission vehicles in Canada are as follows: 10% in 2025, 30% in 2030 and 100% in 2040.

Canada is now a member of the International Zero Emission Vehicles Alliance ( ZEV Alliance ), a multilateral group of governments that are joining forces to accelerate the adoption of zero emission vehicles.

This collaboration follows the June 2019 agreement between Canada and California on the promotion of clean vehicles and fuels. This provides for an analysis of the measures aimed at achieving the targets for the sale of zero emission vehicles.

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