Canada to ban new petrol, diesel car sales from 2035

Canada to ban new petrol, diesel car sales from 2035

Canada has announced that it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars and light-duty trucks from 2035, making it the latest country to set a timeline on outlawing internal combustion engined vehicles.

Only zero-emissions cars and trucks can be sold from 2035, and the government says that it will introduce a mixture of investments and regulations to help the automotive industry make that transition. Interim targets are also being set for 2025 and 2030, Reuters reports.

The country’s environment minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, said that Canada’s zero-emission vehicles sales targets will be aligned with those of its neighbour. “We will work with the United States to harmonise fuel efficiency regulations and we’re investing in consumer rebates, charging stations, business tax breaks and industry transition costs,” he said via a statement.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to put Canada, the second-largest country by land mass in the world, on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, and moving land transportation away from fossil fuels is key to meeting that goal. Presently, only 3.5% of vehicles sold in the country are electric.

Canada’s move follows on the announcement made by the UK that it was moving forward its ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2030, having brought it down initially to 2035. In 2017, both France and the Netherlands announced that they would halt sales of fuel-powered vehicles in 2040 and 2030 respectively, while in 2016, Norway had indicated that it would be doing the same by 2025.

Closer to home, Thailand is planning to outlaw the sales of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035, while Singapore has revised its deadline to 2025, five years sooner than previously scheduled. Meanwhile, Japan was last reported to be considering the abolishment of new petrol-powered vehicles by the mid-2030s.

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  • Say no to fossil oil on Jun 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    2035, Canada day time temperature already surpassed Sahara Desert. Good luck oil thirsty nations.

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    • cirit on Jun 30, 2021 at 2:50 pm

      Petrol price is CAD 1.527/l and Diesel price CAD 1.301/l …so Malaysia should follow for faster EV.

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      • wake up morons on Jun 30, 2021 at 9:08 pm

        Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records –

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      • 4G63T DSM on Jun 30, 2021 at 10:28 pm

        I still remember when price was like CAD 0.40/L lol.

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    • earth nasrani prince on Jul 03, 2021 at 2:24 am

      soon Canada will be many latitude heading south away from the new north pole thanks to global earth polar shift

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  • mandrotti on Jun 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    That’s bad news for the Japs. They still spend all their money on ICE engine racing instead for developing EV’s.

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    • Wawasan2035 on Jun 30, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Japan stop selling new petrol vehicle in 2035 too.

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      • Celup King on Jun 30, 2021 at 6:36 pm

        Jepun talk big only. They also promised Tokyo Olympics will be safe to come in 2021 but until now they have banned overseas spectators from coming. Say NO to Jepunis!

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  • Bieight on Jun 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Should ban commercial heavy vehicles first

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  • Malaysia very advanced and way ahead. Already ban automotive industry from operating for a month now. From parts factory to showroom and even RTD offices.

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