This move by Quebec, B.C. and other regions may have a significant impact on the way our transportation looks by the year 2040. This is a part of the Legault government’s green economy plan, which is set to be unveiled later Today.
It seems like the plan will lean in to the use of electric vehicles heavily and make it a large portion of the $6.7 billion-investment over the next five years that is intended to deal with the climate crisis.
Size won’t matter, as the ban will target small cars, SUVs, vans and pick-up trucks that are for personal use. And according to La Presse, which first reported details of the plan, vehicles used for commercial and industrial purposes will be exempt. It also seems that the sale of second-hand gas-powered vehicles will still be allowed beyond 2035.
This is not the only aspect of the plan through we will have to wait for it to be revealed later Monday to see exactly what the details are.
It’s important to note that Quebec would not be the only Canadian province with a ban on gas-powered vehicles, as B.C. passed a law last year to do the same by 2040, and similar bans will take effect in California in 2035, and in Sweden in 2030.