Buying a vehicle that runs on gasoline or diesel could soon be a thing of the past in B.C.
The provincial government announced plans today for all light-duty car and truck sales to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
By 2025, the province is aiming for 10 per cent of light-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission vehicles. They’re aiming to hit 30 per cent in that by 2030, before reaching 100 per cent in 2040.
Premier John Horgan says the legislation will come forward in the spring.
“We all take care and pride in our home, but increasingly we have to take greater care and pride, as the ravages of climate change become readily available to all of us.”
The province is aiming to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.