Zero Emission Vehicles - Getting Guelph Moving
August 3, 2019
How we accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles – and ensure cleaner air for everyone – is one of the most pressing issues in modern transport. That is why we are investing in a cleaner, and more sustainable future to help Canadians meet their transportation needs creating a more affordable cost of living, good paying jobs and resilient communities.
Budget 2019 provided $130 million to expand the network of zero-emission vehicle charging and refuelling stations and is creating new incentives for people and businesses to purchase zero-emission vehicles. As of May 1st, a federal zero-emission vehicle rebate of up to $5,000 for people and business owners is now available.
After Doug Ford cancelled the provincial rebate, sales took a sharp tumble in Ontario. Since we launched our rebate nationwide, we are seeing great results. Zero-emission vehicle sales are up 30% compared to last year. More than 14,000 purchases or leases have been made through the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program, which launched three months ago.
This will help meet Transport Canada's sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada: 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by to zero-emission vehicles by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040.
We have long lived with the idea that traffic pollution impacts our environment, and the health and wellness of our communities. We know that no longer needs to be true. And we are on the brink of making it a thing of the past.
Join our movement so that we can sustainably transform the world in which we all live for the better.
Let’s do this together!