Regulatory Affairs
February 2, 2023

UPDATE: Federal – Join the CPA to challenge reg’s calling for all 100% ZEVs after 2035

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The CPA is creating a working group to develop a response to the federal government’s proposed amendments to the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations that would require all vehicles sold after 2035 to be 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEV).

The working group will identify industry concerns and put together a comprehensive response to the proposed changes. Feedback to the proposed amendment is open until March 16, 2023. Contact SVP Regulatory Affairs & Safety, Robert Loenhart by February 15, 2023 if you are interested in joining the group or providing your feedback.

The proposed amendments would establish targeted sales percentages from 2026-2035, starting with 20% ZEV sales in 2026 and increasing annually until 2035 where 100 per cent of all vehicles offered for sale in Canada would be required to be ZEV. Not only does the new regulatory change dictate the types of vehicles for sale, but it also establishes that a ZEV is either a battery electric vehicle, a fuel cell vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

This establishment of the types of ZEVs eliminates the sale of any other type of fuelled vehicle after 2035 and roadblocks the development of other blended or renewable energy-sourced vehicles. 

Read more on the amendments in Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 53


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