Quebec plans to phase out new gas car sales by 2035

With one of the highest rates of EV adoption in Canada, Quebec is planning to announce a ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

According to a report by La Presse over the weekend, Environment Minister Benoit Charette will announce the ban today. It is expected to cover all types of vehicles that are for personal use, from small cars and SUVs to vans and pickup trucks. Vehicles used for commercial and industrial purposes will not be included in the ban.

Used gas car sales will be allowed to continue after 2035.

The province currently offers the most generous rebates on the purchase of qualifying electric vehicles (EVs) at $8,000. It is believed that amount could be reduced under the new green economy plan by the Legault government, but it will not be eliminated.

The government’s plan will also include an increase in the number of EV charging stations in the province.

British Columbia has a similar plan to eliminate the sale of new gas powered cars, but by the year 2040. Earlier this year B.C. announced new phased targets that will establish sales quotas vehicle manufacturers must meet leading up to the deadline.

Earlier this year, California also announced a ban on the sale of new gas cars by 2035.

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