Making zero-emissions vehicles more affordable – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Ontario Prime Minister’s Office Canadians expect their government to take ambitious action to protect our environment, while growing our economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses. To do this, we must support measures to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition and help our businesses adopt the sustainable technologies of the future.

Today, at the global mineral exploration and mining convention hosted by the
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau,
announced that the government intends to propose a new incentive that would make it
more affordable for Canadian businesses to invest in zero-emission vehicles and
automotive equipment.

To help Canada achieve its climate goals and keep our industries competitive, the
Government of Canada intends to extend the existing zero emission vehicle incentive to
include off-road vehicles. This incentive would provide a 100 per cent write-off of the
purchase cost of eligible zero-emission vehicles and automotive equipment in the year
they are put in use.

This new incentive would encourage businesses, including in sectors like mining,
transportation, and agriculture, to take advantage of opportunities to upgrade to newer,
cleaner technologies.

“We are supporting businesses that are making investments today to help protect our
environment for future generations. By making it more affordable for Canadian
businesses to make the switch to zero-emission technologies, we can help accelerate
our transition to a low-carbon, clean-growth economy and create good middle-class
jobs.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada