Advocacy Group Says Canada Can Only Meet Climate Change Targets If it Manufactures EVs

The automotive world is headed towards electrification, and several countries have announced plans to fully electrify their roads over the next few decades. Canada, however, is facing a unique challenge. The country has seen a 37% (approximately a million vehicles per year) drop in vehicle manufacturing over the past two years, but curiously carbon emissions have increased by nearly 30%. Turns out Canadians are partial to SUVs and trucks that guzzle a lot of fuel and emit a lot of carbon.

Canada has been ranked at the top for tailpipe emissions, but despite the increase in vehicle pollution, vehicle manufacturing has been on a steady decline. According to Merran Smith and Sarah Petrevan, executive director and policy director at Clean Energy Canada, respectively, electric vehicles could help reduce carbon emissions from transportation and stimulate the economy — but only if they are manufactured in Canada. Clean Energy Canada is a clean energy and climate program at Simon Fraser University.

An estimated 72% of Canadians believe EVs are bound to be the dominant vehicle on the roads, a 2019 survey reported, with 64% saying that a majority of consumer-driven cars would be electric if it were up to them. However, most Canadian consumers do not have access to electric vehicles. Few car dealerships in the country sell the vehicles or allow prospective drivers to take a test drive, a key fact that has severely held back EV adoption.

Waiting lists for EVs of three to six months are quite common, says Dusky Energy Consulting in a 2020 Transport Canada study, and folks who want to buy EVs local have only one choice: the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan. For Canada to achieve its net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050, it will have to increase its EV output. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his party recently unveiled a bill that would require the government to create new carbon emission targets and a plan on how to achieve those targets every five years from 2030 to 2050.

In the meantime, automakers have also been working towards reducing their emissions. In October, Ford Motors partnered with Canada’s biggest Union Unifor in a deal that will see $1.8 billion dedicated to making five new EV models at Ford’s assembly plant in Oakville. Another $1.8 billion deal between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler to boost the production of EVs will create 2,000 jobs at Chrysler’s plant in Windsor, Ontario.

Elsewhere in North America, the EV industry has seen lots of entities sprouting and thriving. For example, ev Transportation Services Inc., a carmaker based in Massachusetts, has distinguished itself as a manufacturer of electronic vehicles geared at meeting the needs of urban mobility as well as essential services teams.

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