Canada Accelerates Zero-Emissions Timeline

Canada Accelerates Zero Emissions Timeline for Light Duty Sales
June 29, 2021

The Canadian Press | The Liberal government announced Tuesday it's speeding up its goal for when it wants to see every new light-duty vehicle sold in Canada to be zero emissions.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said that by 2035, all new cars and light-duty trucks sold in the country will be zero-emission vehicles.

Alghabra cited a recent report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency that says by 2035, nearly all new light-duty vehicle sales would have to be zero emissions to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century.

By 2050, Canada has committed that its economy will either emit no greenhouse gas emissions or offset this heat-trapping pollution driving climate change by other measures.

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