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Canada to End Sales of Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

Canada is reportedly planning to phase out the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035.
Under the rules, to be unveiled Tuesday, electric or hydrogen-powered cars will account for 20 percent of new sales by 2026, 60 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2035, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Toronto Star have learned.
A 2022 government analysis estimated the cost to drivers of such a phaseout, finding that Canadian car owners would pay an additional $24.5 billion over 25 years, largely reflecting the higher cost of EVs and the cost of installing in-home chargers. At the same time, the analysis found, car owners would save $33.9 billion on fuel.
The forthcoming rules mirror similar mandates abroad. China, South Korea, and the U.K. are all planning to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035, as are several U.S. states, including California, New York, and Massachusetts.
The new regulations will apply to automakers, not dealers, and are designed in part to ensure that manufacturers provide a robust supply of electric vehicles to Canadian drivers.
“One of the issues with EVs is that we’re competing against other markets where the actual EVs are being shipped to,” an unnamed senior official told the Toronto Star. The official said the new rules will “make sure supply is available and that consumers in all provinces are going to get quicker access to the vehicles.”




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  • Princess

    15 w

    Im thrilled to see Canada taking such bold steps towards a greener future!

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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      15 w

      Canada's reported plan to end the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 is a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. The proposed rules, with targets for electric or hydrogen-powered cars to account for 20% of new sales by 2026, 60% by 2030, and 100% by 2035, align with global efforts to transition to cleaner transportation. The move reflects similar mandates in other countries and regions, emphasizing the worldwide shift towards phasing out gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric and hydrogen alternatives. The regulations aim to ensure a robust supply of electric vehicles, addressing concerns about competition with other markets. While there are cost implications, including higher initial expenses for electric vehicles, the long-term benefits in terms of fuel savings and reduced emissions are highlighted. This initiative underscores the commitment of nations to align their automotive industries with sustainability goals and prioritize the transition to cleaner transportation.

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      • Gorffly mokua

        16 w

        This is a positive step! Lets hope that this will be done!

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        • winnie nguru

          16 w

          This will go a long way in promoting the use of EVs which is a good solution for the environment

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          • Esther Wanjiku

            16 w

            This complete phase out will; be live and televised. We cannot wait to celebrate this milestone

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            • walter lungayi

              16 w

              This is a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable transportation system. It will likely encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and other alternative fuel options.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                16 w

                It's a great step, the faster the transition of EVs takes place the safer we are and the planet too

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  16 w

                  Great innovation

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                  • johnte ndeto

                    16 w

                    It's great move as well this will encourage use of EVs

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      16 w

                      @johnte_ndeto Absolutely right!

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      16 w

                      This is a step in the right direction, having such efforts means so much to the environment. Having clean energy in the transport sector is a priority.

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        16 w

                        @joseph_githinji great initiative but 2035 is too far away.Could it be sooner??

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                      • DIPANJANA MAULIK

                        16 w

                        Tangible actions and measurable targets bring back the trust on the process.

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                        • Rotich Kim

                          16 w

                          Good innovation such company need to be supported by all means ✍️

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