By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario — October 31, 2018 — Last week General Motors proposed a national zero emissions program for the United States as part of a plan to place millions of electric vehicles on the road by 2030. GM Canada has voiced a desire to see something similar in Canada.
“Today, GM proposed for the U.S. to adopt a common National Zero Emissions Vehicle Program. We need one common program that Canada can align with to leverage our integrated market’s scale and optimize environmental and economic benefits for our customers,” GM Canada posted in a tweet.
GM reportedly wants the Trump administration to support a national program that would increase the sales of zero emission vehicles. They said that the company plans to offer 20 EVs globally by 2023.
“We estimate this program has the potential to place more than 7 million long-range EVs on the road by 2030, while yielding a cumulative incremental reduction of 375 million tons of CO2 emissions between 2021 and 2030. We have submitted this proposal to the administration for consideration,” said GM CEO Mary Barra.
“GM looks forward to discussing the proposed US National Zero Emission program with the Canadian government,” GM director of communications, Jennifer Wright told Collision Repair.
Transport Canada also reportedly is in support of this program or something similar to come to Canada.