11 Jun 19

British Columbia goes emissions free

The Canadian province British Columbia is going for emissions-free transportation. BC has just passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) into law, ready to transform its roads over the next few years. 

By 2040 British Columbia aspires to ban the sale of petrol-powered vehicles completely, with a stop in between in 2025 when 10% of all LCVs and trucks sold in BC must be emission-free vehicles. This makes BC the first location in North America with legislation that aims to ban the sale of petrol-powered cars. Compared to Europe, the US is definitely lagging behind when it comes to EV adoption. Yet, some states are stepping forward, such as California,  and the new law of BC could set a precedent for other North American locations to step up for emissions-free transportation as well.

The new law only applies to cars sold in British Columbia. Petrol-powered cars bought outside of the province will still be allowed to drive there.

Authored by: Fien Van den steen