“Québec is the first Canadian province to adopt a ZEV mandate. As of today, close to half the Canadian ZEV fleet is located in Québec.
The National Assembly unanimously adopted the Act last October, and it came into force this month. The automakers subject to it must accumulate credits by selling zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) or low-emission vehicles (LEVs) on the Québec market. The credit target is calculated by applying a percentage to the total number of light-duty vehicles that each automaker sells in Québec.”
See Québec issues final regulations for ZEV mandateAmen! It’s hard to disagree with a regional government giving automakers a little nudge. They are going to issue credits for each EV sold according to its range and require each automaker to reach some level of credit or face a fine. Automakers can trade credits.
Such a tactic won’t affect the final share of EVs out there but it will accelerate the shift in technology. I like it. It’s gradual and not painful. All they have to do is sell the cars they’re making. Perhaps putting EVs on display and telling salespeople to offer them in a reasonable way would take care of that. Today, in my province, EVs are as scarce as hen’s teeth and few if any are on display. Is it the chicken or the egg that’s missing?
Come on Manitoba! You know you could do this too.