Canada to Mandate Higher Electric Vehicle Sales by 2026
Canada will see a surge in eclectic vehicles sold on the roads within the next three years. New regulations are being proposed by Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault under which one-fifth of all passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Canada in 2026 will need to run on electricity.
To decrease the impact on the environment and find a more sustainable solution, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is proposing new regulations that aim to increase the number of electric vehicles on roads. In Canada, one-fifth of all passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in 2026 will need to run on electricity. It is unclear if these vehicles need to be fully electric or if hybrid models are acceptable.
Furthermore, by 2030, 60 percent of all vehicle sales will need to be electric. The main objective is to have go completely electric by 2035. The regulation is currently a draft and will be formally published by December 30. Passenger vehicles account for 50 percent of all road transportation emissions and about one-tenth of Canada’s total emissions across all sectors.