B.C. joins in­ter­na­tional al­liance for zero-emis­sion ve­hi­cles

Asian Journal - - British Columbia -

Van­cou­ver: Bri­tish Columbia has be­come the 14th ju­ris­dic­tion to sign on to the In­ter­na­tional Zero-Emis­sion Ve­hi­cle (ZEV) Al­liance. En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Mary Po­lak made the an­nounce­ment to­day at the 2015 cli­mate con­fer­ence un­der­way in Paris, France. Mem­bers of the al­liance will strive to make all new pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles in their ju­ris­dic­tions ZEVs by no later than 2050. Achiev­ing this will ac­cel­er­ate the global tran­si­tion to ZEVs and could re­duce trans­portati tion sec­tor cli­mate im im­pacts by more th than one bil­lion t tons of car­bon d diox­ide emis­sions per year by 2050, low­eringo global v ve­hi­cle emis­sions b by about 40%. Z ZEVs in use to­day in­clude bat­tery-elec­tric, plug-in hy­brid, and fuel cell ve­hi­cles. Mary Po­lak, En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter said, “As a mem­ber of this in­ter­na­tional al­liance we will work with other gov­ern­ments and part­ners and at home in Bri­tish Columbia to in­crease the adop­tion of ZEVs and re­duce tailpipe emis­sions, help­ing us ful­fil our in­ter­na­tional cli­mate ac­tion re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.” Other gov­ern­ments that have signed on to the In­ter­na­tional Zero-Emis­sion Ve­hi­cle Al­liance in­clude Ger­many, the Nether­lands, Nor­way, the United King­dom, Cal­i­for­nia, Con­necti­cut, Mary­land, Mas­sachusetts, New York, Ore­gon, Rhode Is­land, Ver­mont and Que­bec. Bri­tish Columbia is a leader in clean-en­ergy ve­hi­cles with the largest pub­lic charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture net­work in Canada and the sec­ond-high­est per capita adop­tion of elec­tric ve­hi­cles in Canada.

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