The federal government must act quickly and put in place policies that will drive manufacturer investments to scale up EV production. We’ve used a lot of carrots; it may be time for some sticks.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured at the Ford Connectivity and Innovation Centre in Kanata, Ont., in October 2020 to announce the retooling of the Oakville Ford assembly plant to produce electric vehicles. Switching to cleaner fuels and moving away from gas-powered vehicles to zero-emission rides will be crucial. Those buying EVs want to know that their vehicles are being powered by clean electrons, write Andréanne Brazeau and Tom Green. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade