Canada to announce new cars must be zero emissions by 2035

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Canada is set to announce new rules this week that will require all new cars to be zero-emission by 2035, according to a senior government source, as Ottawa follows the lead of other countries around the world in promoting electrification. The regulations, known as the “Electric Vehicle Availability Standard,” will help ensure that the Canadian market is supplied with electric vehicles and reduce wait times, the source said, confirming media reports. Two other provinces, British Columbia and Quebec, already have regulated sales targets for zero-emission vehicles.

Zero-emission vehicles (EVs) must make up 20 percent of new car sales by 2026, 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035. Global EV sales currently amount to about 13 percent of all vehicle sales, and are expected to reach 40-45 percent by the end of 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Tesla, the market leader, generated 325,291 sales in the U.S. in the first six months of 2023, while GM’s Chevrolet brand registered 34, 943 sales, trailing Ford, Hyundai, and Rivian.


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