The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that beginning in 2035 Canada will ban the sale of new fuel-powered cars and light trucks with the goal of achieving net zero emissions nationwide by 2050. According to a government statement, Only zero-emission cars and trucks can be sold from 2035. According to the executive, a combination of investments and regulations will help the industry make the transition towards this goal. The government has also said it will set interim targets for 2025 and 2030.
“We are committed to aligning Canada’s zero-emission vehicle sales targets with those of the most ambitious jurisdictions in North America,” Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in the statement. While the United States has yet to set a date, the United Kingdom announced last year that it would ban gasoline vehicles from 2030. California, the largest American car market, also announced last year that it would switch to electric vehicles at starting in 2035, as did the Canadian province of Quebec, which has set the same goal.
Zero net emissions by 2050
British Columbia is phasing out gasoline-powered cars and trucks, and a total ban will take effect in 2040. “We will work with the United States to harmonize fuel efficiency regulations and invest in consumer rebates,” charging stations , corporate tax exemptions and industry transition costs, ”added Wilkinson.
Justin Trudeau, pledged to put Canada on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. And to achieve this goal, moving transportation away from fossil fuels is becoming a necessity. “Canada cannot meet its greenhouse gas targets without reducing emissions from cars, SUVs and trucks, which are currently growing,” said Keith Brooks, Director of Programs for the Defense Environmental Defense Group, which welcomed with satisfaction this decision.