Quebec Bill Would Require 3.5 Percent of New Cars be Zero Emission
The Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions was adopted on October 26, 2016.
As a result, like 10 U.S. states, including California and several northeastern states, Québec has invested itself with the power to adopt a regulation commonly called the “ZEV standard,” which encourages automakers to improve their ZEV offer.
The next step is the regulation adoption process. Interest groups will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulation at the time of its pre-publication. The aim is for manufacturers to be required to report their vehicle sales beginning in September 2017.
The ZEV standard is part of a set of initiatives, primarily in conjunction with the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan (2013-2020 CCAP) and the 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan (TEAP) which sets a target of 100,000 registered plug-in vehicles by 2020.
The ZEV Act: overview
Incentivize the ZEV offer so that Québec consumers have access to a greater number and variety of plug-in vehicles that are the cleanest and most technically advanced on the market.