British Columbia bans gas cars after 2040

British Columbia has just passed an emissions law to curb the sale of fossil fueled vehicles.

The law mandates that 10 percent of all vehicles sold by 2025 be zero emission ones, while the sale of fuel-burning cars and trucks will be banned outright by 2040. Zero emission vehicles include battery electric, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell models.

There is a weasel clause for manufacturers to buy their way out of not meeting the goal and some worry people may just run across the border to Alberta. But if you’ve driven in Canada, you’ll know it’s a very long drive. In any case, this sends a strong signal to the market.

Darcy Hitchcock