PRESS RELEASE: Statement in Response to Federal Government’s Announcement of a Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy

TORONTO, ON – “Pollution Probe is delighted to stand behind the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting a smart, efficient and well-coordinated transition to low and zero-emissions vehicles in Canada.

Electric vehicles offer a rare opportunity in the policy sphere, a true win-win.

From the policy-maker’s perspective, the fact that transportation is Canada’s second-highest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is obviously a factor driving our collective goal – to accelerate the acceptance and take-up of next generation, low emission technologies.

From the consumer’s perspective, it’s critical to note that electric vehicles are already a mature technology, providing drivers with attractive, high-performance and increasingly affordable alternatives to the combustion engine.

We will continue to actively encourage and support this kind of coordinated, collaborative effort undertaken by government, environmental NGOs, and auto sector stakeholders.”

About Pollution Probe
Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy and delivering programs that achieve positive, tangible environmental change. Pollution Probe has a proven track record of working in successful partnership with industry and government to develop practical solutions for shared environmental challenges.

For further information, please contact:
Ingrid Thompson, CEO
Pollution Probe

Learn more: 
Accelerating the Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Canada and Ontario
Report from study by Bruce Power, Plug’n Drive, Pollution Probe and the University of Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering

Media Contacts:

Richard Carlson – Director, Energy
Pollution Probe
416-926-1907 x 251

Manasvi Thakur, PR Manager
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(437) 366-4207