For Your Information
The Province of British Columbia’s recently released CleanBC plan provides a blueprint to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build BC’s economy across multiple sectors. CleanBC includes a commitment to achieve zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) targets.
To help meet this commitment, as well as its legislated GHG emission reduction targets, the Province of BC plans to bring forward ZEV Standard in legislation in spring 2019. This proposed legislation will require automakers to meet an escalating annual percentage of new light-duty ZEV sales and leases, reaching: 10% of light-duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040. The Province intends to base the proposed legislation on legislation already in place in Quebec, California, and nine U.S. states, with adaptations for BC as necessary.
In addition to helping to reduce BC’s carbon footprint, the ZEV Standard will ensure that cleaner vehicles are widely available and competitively priced, making them more affordable and accessible to the average resident and BC fleet operator. It will also support the growth of BC’s broader clean energy vehicle (CEV) sector, which currently includes 198 companies and 3,850 employees and represents approximately $700 million a year in direct economic activity.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has requested the input of zero-emission vehicle technical stakeholders on the proposed ZEV Standard legislation. Specifically, information will be gathered on elements from the Quebec and California systems (e.g., compliance targets, credits, reporting, verification, and enforcement, as well as confidentiality and information-sharing provisions) and their application to BC, and any other design details that the Ministry should consider in the development of the legislation.
Input gathered will be used in the development of the ZEV legislation and regulations.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: February 4, 2019 to March February 19, 2019
Status: For Your Information
Location: Province wide
Category: CleanBC, Transportation