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e-1891 (Road transportation)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Audrey Depault from Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Quebec, on October 17, 2018, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Electric vehicles
Vehicle emissions
Zero emission vehicles
The Petition is open for signature until February 14, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Minister of Transport

Whereas:
  • The Ministry of Transport is currently developing a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy, to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles;
  • Electric-vehicle deployment targets are essential signals to the market that a government is committed to a transition to ZEVs;
  • In 2016, 14 countries already had electric car targets in place: Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States (eight states);
  • ZEV mandates are key to ensuring consumers have access to electric vehicles to test drive and to purchase when they visit a car dealer;
  • ZEV mandates have been implemented in 10 states across the U.S., and in Quebec;
  • The ZEV program has been successful in California, where ZEVs accounted for 3.5% of all vehicle sales in that state, which is significantly higher than electric vehicle sales in any other state;
  • All countries that have achieved an electric car market share above 1% of their total passenger light-duty vehicle sales have offered financial and non-financial incentives to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles; and
  • Financial incentives are essential to the deployment of the emerging ZEV market.
We, the undersigned, Canadian residents, call upon the Minister of Transport to:
1. Set an ambitious electric-vehicle deployment target;
2. Adopt a national zero-emission vehicle mandate; and
3. Offer financial incentives for the purchase of zero-emission vehicles.
Vaudreuil—Soulanges
Liberal
Quebec
Open for signature : October 17, 2018, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 14, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
115
British Columbia
226
Manitoba
26
New Brunswick
34
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
37
Ontario
602
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
946
Saskatchewan
22
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