All Canadians are soon going to have to get a little more green. Omar Alghabra, the federal government's minister of transportation, announced at a press conference on June 29, 2021, that Canada will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
"To build a greener economy, create good jobs, and put Canadians in the driver's seat to a net-zero future, our government is accelerating its mandatory sales target of 100% zero-emission vehicles from 2040 to 2035," he later announced on Twitter.
When is Canada "going electric?"
Canada’s going electric! ⚡️ To build a greener economy, create good jobs, and put Canadians in the driver’s seat to… https://t.co/cZJx9ful0W— Omar Alghabra (@Omar Alghabra) 1624991291
This means it will no longer be possible to buy vehicles that run on gasoline by 2035.
This will encourage people to switch to greener alternatives such as electric cars and vehicles that run on hydrogen or biofuel.
When did Canada originally plan to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars?
The federal government previously announced a goal of selling only zero-emission cars by 2040.
On a provincial level, the CAQ government announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035 back in November.
By moving up its target by five years, the federal government is aligning itself with Quebec's goal.
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