Canada’s second largest province joins British Columbia in setting a ban on combustion vehicles Quebec is taking pole position in Canada to drive the transition towards electric vehicle adoption, with the province’s Minister of Environment, Benoit Charette, announcing today new light internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will not be sold in the province as of 2035. La Presse was the first outlet to report the details of Quebec’s new plan. It’s the second time in 18 months that a Canadian province has committed to the EV market. In May 2019, British Columbia was the first out of the gate to set an ICE phase-out target, passing an emission law to ban new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2040. Quebec’s earlier target ties the province with California, which has North America’s most ambitious EV legislation. “Quebec wants to stay the leader in EV adoption in Canada,” says Daniel Breton, president and CEO of industry association Electric Mobility Canada in an email to Electric Autonomy regarding the development. “If other provinces want to take advantage of the growing interest from the federal government regarding a Canadian EV industry, they should inspire themselves from what Quebec and B.C. are doing by offering […]


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