Canada Reveals Plans To Ban Gas-Powered Cars

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Clean and green is the way forward.

The ever-worsening climate situation on this planet has forced carmakers to consider an all-electric future, and every one of them has to jump on the EV bandwagon to survive. Cadillac will be all-electric by 2030, as will Bentley, and even Lamborghini will bring its first EV to market by then. These automakers are all under pressure from lawmakers, and Europe has been the most vocal about reducing emissions. Now Canada is following suit, with a new report saying that the country "will ban the sale of fuel-burning new cars and light-duty trucks from 2035 in an effort to reach net-zero emissions [...] by 2050."

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This news came via an announcement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Tuesday and means that only zero-emissions cars and trucks can be sold from 2035. The government will aim to stimulate investment to help achieve this and will also set interim targets for 2025 and 2030 to ensure that its long-term goals are met.

"We are committed to aligning Canada's zero-emission vehicles sales targets with those of the most ambitious North American jurisdictions," said Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. "We will work with the United States to harmonize regulations and we're investing in consumer rebates, charging stations, business tax breaks, and industry transition costs."

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British Columbia is phasing out internal combustion vehicles too, with a total ban on these set to come into effect in 2040. However, America has yet to set a similar goal. California said last year that it would transition to EVs by 2035, as has the Canadian province of Quebec, but the US as a whole is yet to fully commit to reducing emissions. With vehicles like the Ford F-150 Lightning being released and others in development, there will soon be no excuse for fouling up the atmosphere with fossil fuels, but there's a long way to go yet. At present, only 3.5% of vehicles sold in Canada are electric.

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