Freight Waves: Canada signs pledge for zero-emissions commercial vehicles

Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent  June 6, 2019

Canada became the first country to join an international initiative that seeks to have most new commercial vehicles be zero-emissions by 2040.

The Drive to Zero Pledge, signed by the federal government of Justin Trudeau, is non-binding. But it is consistent with the government’s policies, including carbon taxes and incentives for green investments.

“In Canada, transportation is the second largest source of emissions. As we move to a cleaner economy, we know we need to do something about that,” the Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna tweeted on June 1. British Columbia also signed the initiative.

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Canada’s National Observer: Canada becomes first country to sign pledge for zero emission commercial vehicles

 May 29th 2019

Canada has become the first country to sign on to the Drive to Zero Pledge, an international initiative aimed at increasing the number of zero and low emission vehicles in the medium- and heavy-duty transportation sector.

By signing the pledge, Canada is joining other partners, including municipal governments, in committing to eliminate barriers and implement mechanisms that accelerate the viability and growth of zero emission technology for these commercial vehicles.

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