Quebec’s Zero Emission Vehicle Regulations Impose Unique and Punitive Requirement
Today, Québec released the regulations which will implement the requirements outlined in the “Act to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions”.
“These regulations, create unique requirements and burden which may result in unintended consequences for consumers, automobile dealers, industry and ultimately, Québec’s economy”, said Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). Furthermore, “Automakers are investing heavily in new electric and fuel cell vehicles and offering them for sale in steady and significantly increasing numbers. CVMA members believe that collaborative approaches focused on increasing vehicle charging infrastructure, enhancing consumer supports and consumer education are proving to be far more productive strategies for accelerating the consumer adoption of new zero emission vehicles”
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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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada, Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Company. Collectively its members account for approximately 60% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 130,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000 across Canada. Please visit www.cvma.ca.