CVMA Statement on Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle sales target

June 29, 2021 STATEMENT

Statement by Brian Kingston, President & CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association:

“The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) stands ready to work with the federal government towards their target of 100% Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales by 2035. Achieving this target requires ambitious policy actions from government to encourage and support Canadians to make the transition to ZEVs by building a comprehensive charging network across Canada, enhancing consumer purchase incentives for ZEVs and educating Canadians about the benefits of ZEVs.

“Auto manufacturers are committing billions to electrification to bring over 130 new ZEVs to market. As part of this transformation, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (FCA Canada) are investing $5.7 bn right here in Canada, including to build ZEVs. We look forward to working with government to achieve the new ambitious sales target.”

For further information, please contact:

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association
Office: 416.364.9333

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association is the industry association that has represented Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 90 years. Its membership includes Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, General Motors of Canada Company, and Stellantis (FCA Canada Inc.). Collectively its members operate 4 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 136,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 792,000 across Canada. Please visit