OTTAWA – Canada is banning the sale of fuel-burning new cars and light-duty trucks starting in 2035 in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Starting in 2035, only zero-emissions cars and trucks will be sold in Canada. Interim targets will be set for 2025 and 2030.
“We are committed to aligning Canada’s zero-emission vehicles sales targets with those of the most ambitious North American jurisdictions,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, environment minister in a statement.
Quebec will move to electric vehicles only starting in 2035. British Columbia is phasing out fuel-powered cars and trucks with a total ban taking effect in 2040.
Only 3.5 per cent of vehicles currently sold in Canada are electric.