A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy Plan - Clean and affordable transport and power
One of the five pillars of the CAD 15 billion A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy climate plan, announced in December 2020, is a collection of actions focused on making clean, affordable transportation and power available in every community.
Announced initiatives to support clean and affordable transport includes:
- Invest an additional CAD 287 million over two years to continue the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) program until March 2022. The program provides a rebate of up to $5000 on a light-duty zero-emission vehicle.
- Invest an additional $150 million over three years in low-emissions vehicle charging and refueling stations across Canada, as announced in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement.
- Work to align Canada’s Light-Duty and Heavy-Duty Vehicle regulations with the most stringent performance standards in North America post-2025, whether at the United States federal or state level.
- Continue the 100-percent tax write-off for commercial light-duty, medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.
Announced initiatives to support clean and affordable transport include to:
- Invest an additional $964 million over four years to advance smart renewable energy and grid modernization projects.
- Invest an additional $300 million over five years to advance the government’s commitment to ensure rural, remote and Indigenous communities that currently rely on diesel have the opportunity to be powered by clean, reliable energy by 2030.
Update August 2021: Under the "zero-emission vehicle infrastructure program" with a budget of CAD 280 million until 2024 EV chargers have been installed across Canada
Update July 2022: The purchase incentive program was extended until March 2025 with an additional $1.7 billion from budget 2022 and the eligible types of vehicle models were expanded as well.
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