California and Quebec intend to ban sales of new cars with gasoline engines in 2035
Canada expects to deepen ties with the U.S. on environmental issues, and one result could be a ban on sales of new cars and trucks with gasoline engines, a senior cabinet member said.
Canadian Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Ottawa and the future administration of President-elect Joe Biden have agreed that the introduction of zero-emission vehicles should happen faster.
Canada will discuss with the U.S. how to get there, as well as improving the overall performance of the transportation sector, which accounts for 26 percent of Canada’s emissions, he said in a telephone interview.
The subject of negotiations with Washington could be “what the European countries, Quebec and British Columbia have already done, which is to set a date after which they will no longer allow the sale of internal combustion engines,” he said.
Canada said in 2017 that all cars sold beginning in 2040 must not produce any emissions. California and Quebec said they would ban sales of new cars and trucks with gasoline engines in 2035.