Almost a quarter of our emissions come from the transportation sector, and half of these emissions come from the cars and trucks that get Canadians around everyday. We know action is needed to reduce pollution from transportation. That’s why we launched the iZEV program in 2019 to provide purchase rebates of up to $5,000 to Canadians who want to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. And this June we set a mandatory target that all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales be zero-emissions by 2035, accelerating Canada’s target by 5 years.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Invest an additional $1.5 billion in the iZev rebate program and broaden eligibility to a wider range of vehicle types, including used vehicles, to help over 500,000 Canadians get into a zero emissions vehicle.
- Invest an additional $700 million to add 50,000 new electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen stations to Canada’s network.
- Work with industry, labour, and other stakeholders to develop a regulated sales requirement that at least 50% of all new light duty vehicle sales be zero emissions vehicles in 2030.
- Provide $100 million to make sure existing buildings can install charging stations, removing a barrier to adopting a clean car.
- Double down to attract investments and jobs in manufacturing zero emissions vehicles in Canada through the $8 billion Net Zero Accelerator.
- Accelerate our Greening Government commitments to electrify the entire federal fleet of light duty vehicles by 2030, up from our existing target of 80% by 2030.
- Require 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales to be zero emission by 2040, where feasible.
- Invest $200 million to retrofit large trucks currently on the road to cut pollution now.