Canada joins countries that are planning to curb the growth of fossil fuel cars and take care of the environment .
Canada joins the various nations and states in creating a plan to ban sales of automobiles with combustion engines .
The North American country has published its plan to reduce emissions by 2030 in order to achieve clean air and “a solid economy.”
The plan calls for all new car sales to be zero-emission models by 2035. The Canadian government will gradually increase pressure on automakers by requiring them to sell “at least” 20% zero-emission cars by 2026 and 60% by 2030.
The country is also offering C$1.7 billion to expand incentives for the purchase of electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles.
More paths for electric cars
Canada ‘s move follows that of other nations that also want to reduce their share of emissions into the atmosphere and make a shift towards electrifying highways and adopting renewable energy sources.
Canada’s goal is to reduce emissions 40 to 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 . This is coupled with funding for renewable energy projects, reducing emissions from the oil industry, and creating “nature-based climate solutions.”
Canada is a small market compared to its neighbor to the south. Electric vehicle sales in Canada reached 1.64 million in 2021, compared to 15 million in the United States .
However, Canada ‘s new zero-emissions plan could incentivize more electric vehicle companies to ramp up production and set up manufacturing plants.