Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales targets

Canada is committed to decarbonizing the country's transportation sector and becoming a global leader in zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). In the last few years, we have seen a steady growth of Canada's ZEV market share. Based on Transport Canada's analysis of data acquired from IHS Markit, the ZEV share of light-duty vehicles sales was 5.6% in 2021, 3.8% in 2020, up from 3.1% in 2019 and 2.3% in 2018.

To move to decarbonization of the transportation sector, we need significantly more ZEVs on the road. That is why the Government of Canada is committing to a mandatory 100% zero-emission vehicle sales target by 2035 for all new light -duty vehicles. As announced in Canada's 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: Clean Air, Strong Economy, the Government is developing a light-duty ZEV sales mandate for new vehicle purchases, which will set annually increasing requirements towards achieving 100% ZEV sales by 2035, including interim targets of at least 20% by 2026 and at least 60% by 2030.

Steady annual progress towards these targets would translate to approximately:

To find a ZEV that's right for you, consult the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program's list of eligible vehicles.

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Annual ZEV Sales
2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035
106,331 137,280 200,524 297,279 394,859 522,453 692,032 917,273 1,215,188 1,347,093 1,491,091 1,646,780 1,830,304 2,027,685

Please note: These projections are subject to change based on the final design of the light-duty ZEV sales mandate, which is led by Environment and Climate Change Canada.