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Feds urged to boost electric vehicle incentive program, allow used cars to qualify

By Aidan Chamandy      

'By creating incentives for used vehicles, we’re allowing families with a more modest income to be part of the transition,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured at a press conference at the Ford Connectivity and Innovation Centre in Kanata, Ont., on Oct. 8, 2020, to announce the retooling of the Oakville Ford assembly plant to produce electric vehicles. The Liberal government aims to have all vehicles in Canada be electric by 2040. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Experts and stakeholders are urging the federal government to not only top up the electric vehicle incentive program, but also expand the eligibility criteria to allow used vehicles to qualify so lower-income Canadians can better take advantage of the program. 

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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