The plan calls for all vehicles for hire, with the exception of stretch limousines and accessible vehicles, to be zero-emission by 2031. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles would be allowed until Dec. 31, 2032.
Transport is one of the highest-emitting sectors in Canada, just behind electricity and heat. Electric vehicles are a solution gaining global adoption and will eventually become less expensive to purchase.
A lack of available vehicles and charging infrastructure is slowing down the federal government’s efforts to transition its fleet to electric vehicles, according to a memo obtained through a federal access-to-information request.