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Canada latest to announce future halt to ICE vehicle sales

Phase-outs began at subnational levels and have grown to reach national commitments in various regions

Canada announced this month a plan to bring forward a national phase-out of internal combustion engine (ICE) car sales by five years from 2040 to 2035. The move sees Canada join countries such as Denmark and the UK as well as also regions such as California and its own province of Quebec— now all aiming for the more aggressive 2035 target. Although half of Canada’s population of 38mn people live in the high-density Windsor-Quebec City corridor, bringing forward the ban on ICE sales could prove challenging with the country’s widely dispersed rural population. “Over the past half year, since November 2020, several jurisdictions have joined this global trend” Wappelhorst, ICCT T



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