New cars on the road in Canada from 2035 will be electric

Canadian Federal Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced at a press conference that by 2035, all new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the country will have zero emissions.

The government, which previously announced the target of 2040 for all passenger vehicles to be zero-emission, has extended it to 2035 by including light commercial vehicles in its scope.

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson also stated that they will work with the United States on fuel efficiency and consult with the parties on new regulatory measures to achieve their goals.

In Canada, those who buy zero-emission vehicles are refunded at varying rates with the federal discount program.