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Can Canada Achieve Emission Targets By Incentivizing Electric Car

Earlier this year, Canada announced their consecutive month of year-on-year growth. The company which has ranked number one in car sales in the reported double-digit growth in car sales with minivan like Town Country massive 399% rise in With the country bouncing from an economic slump recorded negative growth in the rise in the number of cars should come as a reassurance of a growth outlook for the future.

can Canada, that is already the world’s top 10 emitters of CO2 afford automobile growth?

In a whitepaper published last Environment Canada projected the of greenhouse gases to reach 720 tons by 2020. While is nearly 15% lower than the emissions may have been in the of government measures, the emissions are significantly higher than was measured in 2010 (692 Mt Passenger vehicles still a significant chunk to this pie.

According to the EC report, related emissions contribute 24% to the GHG emissions in Canada. The contribution was quite significant between and 2005 when strong growth contributed to a paradigm in the way people drive. This 15 period saw people shifting utilitarian passenger cars to the polluting light-duty trucks.

Consequent to this, the emission also increased by close to While better technology in have improved the on-road economy and thus helped the emissions by 4 Mt since 2005, the that the primary mode of for a lot of Canadians today is a light-duty explains why it is still too early to be

Worldwide, environmentalists have debating the pros and cons of towards an electricity driven vehicle. While the advantages of away from fuel cars are extremely high, point out that the actual is determined by how the electricity is generated. For electric cars may not help in GHG emissions to a great extent in where the major source of generation is coal.

However, for there is a silver lining. of the country’s energy needs are met with renewable sources of In provinces like British Manitoba, Newfoundland Labrador and 100% of electricity generated is renewable hydroelectric sources.

The Canadian government has hence actively pushing the market the adoption of electric cars. The has set itself a target to put 500,000 cars on Canadian roads by The government believes that by the adoption of electric cars, the of fuel driven cars drop and that would in help in reducing the overall gas emission from the country.

has announced that it is already towards reaching the Copenhagen target of reducing emissions by 17% to 2005 emission rates).

Given these steep the electric car market in Canada is starting to surge. Tesla the premium electric car company in the announced the launch of their store in Canada last While the high cost of an car has been a factor in the past, new like Smart have working on cheap alternatives.

It is that the government’s incentivization could potentially make cars mainstream which then help in carrying the forward to reach a stage electric cars are as much a mode of transport as light-duty and diesel driven minivans are at This would go a long way in clean and green transportation in

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