5 Jul 21

Canada pushes forward date for ICE ban

The Canadian government has decided to push forward the date for 100% electric vehicles in Canada from 2040 to 2035. From 2035, all new passenger cars and vans sold in Canada need to be zero-emission.

The move is part of a wider strategy to reach carbon-neutrality, which also includes raising the carbon tax. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 to 40% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

In 2020, around 4% of all new vehicles sold were electric, according to the Canadian Statistics Office.

In Europe, some countries have introduced a similar ban for 2025 (Norway), 2030 (Sweden and Denmark) or 2040 (France and the UK).

Photo: Justin Trudeau, PM, Canada (source: Shutterstock)

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck