The Government of Québec announced its 2015-2020 electrification strategy. In a province that benefits from almost 100% renewable hydroelectric power, supporting electrification of transportation is a no-brainer. The Government also announced its intention to develop and implement Zero Emission Vehicle regulations.
The City of Montréal and Government of Québec announced a joint effort to install 106 charging stations for electric vehicles by spring 2016. Many of these charging stations will be on-street, making Montréal the NA leader in on-street charging.
London’s licensed taxis will need to be zero emission beginning in 2018.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Canadian subsidies of fossil fuels total $60 billion annually. Globally, that number is $5.3 trillion. So, when you hear of a government providing incentives for electrification of transportation, please remember these statistics and never forget dieselgate. Volkswagen was flouting emissions rules for 7 years and spewing between 10 to 40 times more nitrogen oxides (NOx) than allowed by regulation.