Canada is the most recent country to announce a ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles. In order to expedite the adoption of electric vehicles, Canada has established a goal date of 2035.

Several nations have declared intentions to phase out the sale of gas-powered automobiles in recent years.

Norway is a pioneer in this area, with plans to phase out new fossil-fuel cars by 2025.

It is already well on its way, with all-electric vehicles accounting for the vast amount of new car sales.

Most other markets aren’t even close, but they’ve set longer-term objectives.

By 2030, the United Kingdom will prohibit new automobiles with internal combustion engines, while France has announced a similar proposal for 2040 to ban gas-powered cars.

Quebec, in Canada, proposed a plan to limit new electric car sales to 2035, however this was just at the provincial level.

The federal government of Canada has now declared that the project would be implemented across the country:

The Government of Canada will require 100% of car and passenger truck sales to be zero-emission by 2035 Canada to protect the environment.

Canada’s government announcement

It’s unclear if the government will announce additional incentives to help expedite EV adoption in order to meet that target, although Canada already offers a $5,000 refund for new electric vehicles costing less than $55,000.

From Our Point Of View

Those “bans,” as we’ve previously noted, are important in informing people, particularly automakers, that the internal combustion engine’s days are numbered.

However, owing to a slew of major new electric vehicle models set to hit the market in the coming years, the shift will be considerably speedier.

Those higher-volume EVs will rapidly become the most appealing vehicles on the market, demonstrating to buyers that their next vehicle must be electric.

In 2024 or 2025, most individuals in their right minds, in my view, will not want to purchase a car that is not all-electric.

Now, this does not mean that all new car sales would be electric by then since the industry must catch up, but I believe a goal of 2030 would be more reasonable.

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