Canada aims to develop a strategy to support clean vehiclesMay 30, 2017
Canadian government is showing more support for clean vehicles
The Canadian government has announced plans to develop a strategy focused on promoting the adoption of clean vehicles. The government intends to increase the number of clean vehicles throughout the country by a significant margin. The new strategy is meant to be prepared by some point in 2018, with the government working to accomplish its clean transportation goals in the following years. The strategy will support various types of clean vehicles, including those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells.
Fuel cell vehicles are attracting more attention
Clean vehicles that use fuel cells are becoming particularly popular. These vehicles produce no harmful emissions and their fuel cells are capable of generating a large quantity of electrical power. Most of the world’s major automakers are developing clean vehicles that make use of hydrogen fuel cells, but these cars are still somewhat rare due to their relatively high cost and the lack of infrastructure support. By comparison, battery electrics are significantly more popular and common place.
Government strategy intends to support existing clean transportation initiatives
Through its new strategy, the Canadian government will work with industry partners in order to expand the reach of clean vehicles. The country already has several initiatives in place concerning clean transportation and the strategy will help build upon the progress that these initiatives have already made. Overall, the strategy aims to help Canada meet its emission reduction goals by 2030. Promoting the adoption of clean vehicles is a major part of accomplishing this goal.
Transportation accounts for the majority of Canadian emissions
Transport Canada notes that the transportation field accounts for the majority of emissions produced in the country. According to the agency, light-duty vehicle emissions make up 50% of all transportation emissions. These vehicles also account for 12% of all emissions produced in the country. Clean vehicles can help solve this problem, allowing the transportation space to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner. Clean vehicles will also help Canada distance itself from fossil fuels.