WE CAN'T AFFORD A WEAK CLEAN CAR STANDARD - TELL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
The federal government announced a zero-emission vehicle regulation that will put Canada on the road to an electric vehicle future. But the auto industry is trying to delay the transition to electric vehicles so they can keep profiting from pollution.
We can’t let auto industry lobbyists delay climate action. Now is our chance to tell the federal government to stand firm - and make their proposed regulation even stronger!
This regulation, called a Clean Car Standard, will phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, and require automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles instead. This can reduce carbon emissions by 135 million tonnes, reduce the price of an EV by 20% for the average consumer, and prompt more investment in EV charging infrastructure.
We must call on the government to make sure the Clean Car Standard enforces clear financial penalties for car companies who fail to shift their business plans to a sustainable future and closes loopholes they could use to delay action.
The auto industry is putting their profits over the safety of people and the planet by lobbying the government for weaker targets and bigger loopholes. If big car companies get their way, they will continue selling gas guzzlers while keeping electric vehicles as hard-to-get, high priced luxuries out of reach to most people.
The federal government needs to hear from you. Together we can call for a strong Clean Car Standard and secure a big win for a sustainable future!
Help us secure a strong Clean Car Standard to reduce emissions and make electric vehicles more affordable.
Your message will be sent to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault and your local Member of Parliament.