A Brief Overview of the Current State of the Electricity Vehicle Market In Canada
Published On: December 03, 2018
Electricity Report - November 2018
Currently, Canada’s transportation sector is the second largest contributor to the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2016, it accounted for 173.4 Mt CO2eq. or 25% of total national emissions. Between 1990 and 2016, GHG emissions from Canada's transportation sector has increased by 42%. Changing the transportation system to reduce GHG emissions through new technology adaptation is being proposed as one of the major mechanisms to achieve climate change mitigation goals. One frequent option of consideration is electrification of the transportation sector. This article provides an update to the current status of electric vehicles deployment in Canada.