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New EV availability customary will scale back wait instances and assist Canadians unlock price financial savings

OTTAWA — Joanna Kyriazis, director of public affairs at Clear Vitality Canada, made the next assertion in response to the federal authorities’s remaining electrical automobile availability customary:

“With document numbers of Canadians selecting an EV over a fuel automobile in current months, it’s clear that they need electrical automobiles. And at the moment’s new laws, which would require automakers to make an growing share of EVs obtainable on the market en path to 100% by 2035, will make it so much simpler to get behind the wheel.

“Canadians at present drive the least fuel-efficient automobiles on this planet—and so they’re paying the worth on the fuel pump. By making EVs extra obtainable, the federal authorities is guaranteeing that extra Canadians will have the ability to entry 1000’s in financial savings.

“Going electrical can save between $30,000 and $50,000 over a ten-year possession interval, even taking into consideration the acquisition price, in accordance to a brand new report. In truth, reductions in battery prices in addition to obtainable rebates imply that some EVs are already cheaper to purchase than fossil-fuelled equivalents, permitting drivers to begin saving the second they drive off the lot. What’s extra, EV availability laws have been proven to chop EV sticker costs even additional by requiring automakers to place inexpensive fashions in the marketplace as an alternative of specializing in luxurious fashions. 

“It’s a tried and examined coverage. Each B.C. and Quebec, which lead Canada in EV gross sales, have their very own variations of this coverage, as do 17 U.S. states, representing practically 40% of the U.S. automobile market. It’s no coincidence that, till now, automakers have prioritized sending new EVs to those jurisdictions, leaving many Canadians with fewer choices. The brand new customary introduced at the moment is crucial for levelling the enjoying discipline. 

“And as Canada’s EV manufacturing capabilities develop, it would additionally be sure that the automobiles we make in Canada can be obtainable to Canadians who need to purchase them, as an alternative of being all shipped off to states and international locations with their very own EV laws in place.

“With transportation emissions answerable for 1 / 4 of Canada’s carbon air pollution, and private automobiles making up round half of that, EVs are important for preventing local weather change and defending the well being of Canadians. Greater than 15,300 untimely deaths every year in Canada are linked to air air pollution whereas an evaluation from earlier this 12 months discovered that the brand new EV laws alone might keep away from as much as 11,000 untimely deaths.

“The federal authorities must be applauded for growing these laws in a well timed method. In any case, there isn’t a time to waste. EVs are a win-win-win: for our well being, for our local weather, and for our wallets.”


  • The EV availability customary would require automakers to make an growing share of zero-emission automobiles obtainable on the market—20% by 2026, 60% by 2030 and 100% by 2035. 
  • Automakers can earn credit by bringing battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electrical, or hydrogen gasoline cell automobiles into the Canadian market; by buying credit from different automakers that surpassed their very own targets in a given 12 months; or by investing in public charging infrastructure. 
  • A current report from Clear Vitality Canada evaluating common EV fashions with their fuel equivalents finds that going electrical can save a typical Canadian driver $3,800 yearly.
    • As an illustration, selecting a Chevrolet Bolt as an alternative of a Toyota Corolla Hatchback would save $33,600 over a 10-year possession interval (that’s together with the upfront buy price and present rebates). Province-specific financial savings could be downloaded right here.
    • Equally, the electrical model of the Ford F-150, saves $47,000 over 10 years in comparison with its fuel equal. 
    • EV drivers can anticipate half the maintenance- and repair-related prices of an identical fuel automobile, in accordance to Client Experiences. 
  • One other research discovered that requiring automakers to make sure that 100% of all new automobile gross sales are electrical by 2035 would result in a 20% discount in EV costs as a result of automakers must put inexpensive fashions in the marketplace as an alternative of specializing in luxurious fashions.
  • Transportation makes up 22% of emissions in Canada, and passenger automobiles make up round half of that.
  • Greater than 15,300 untimely deaths every year in Canada are linked to air air pollution. Canada’s federal EV laws will lead to over $90 billion in well being advantages for Canadians over the following 25 years, together with as much as 11,000 averted untimely deaths, based on evaluation by the Atmospheric Fund.
  • Various international locations all over the world have launched a model of EV availability necessities, together with China, South Korea, and most lately, the U.Ok.
  • The value of lithium-ion battery packs has dropped 14% to a document low of $139/kWh. 
  • EV gross sales in Canada proceed to interrupt data, with the newest Statistics Canada outcomes revealing a 12% electrical market share throughout the nation (a 39% improve on the identical quarter final 12 months). Globally, gross sales have risen 20% year-on-year. In B.C. (a province that has had EV availability laws in place since 2019), EVs made up greater than 23% of latest automobile gross sales.
  • Within the third quarter of 2023, the common value of a brand new automobile in Canada was $67,817. There are 49 EV fashions at present obtainable below that value level (of the 114 EV fashions at present obtainable within the Canadian Vehicle Affiliation’s EV Purchaser’s Information). 
  • In 2022, the EV provide chain alone attracted 13% of all international direct funding into Canada.
  • A research of 42 completely different measures key for the world hitting web zero by 2050 discovered that EV gross sales are the one space transferring on the proper velocity, with an annual progress price of 62%. 
  • A majority of Canadians (63%) appropriately acknowledge that choosing an electrical automobile and a warmth pump is cheaper than selecting fossil-fuel-powered alternate options. 


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