Electric car policy recommendations April 2021

Parliamentary Standing Committee calls on federal government to implement a ZEV standard

Original Article by B. Banks, electricautonomy.ca , April 14, 2021

Timely report on Canadian EV policy offers a sweeping list of 13 recommendations that also include the development of domestic supply chains for ZEV components, including batteries, and consideration of dedicated funding to retrain automotive sector workers for ZEV production. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development is recommending that the federal government establish a national Zero Emission Vehicle standard — also known as a ZEV mandate — as part of a sweeping list of 13 recommendations to “encourage the production and sale of ZEVs in Canada” and enable the government to meet its target of having ZEVs make up 100 per cent of new light-duty vehicles sales by 2040.

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