Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Applaud B.C. Government Support for Clean Energy Vehicle Technology

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) applauded the British Columbia government's announcement of the continued support of the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) consumer incentive program in British Columbia.

This announcement is critical to clean energy vehicle adoption by consumers and technology innovation within the province of B.C. "It not only recognizes the importance of consumer incentives in the decision to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle, but the importance that expanding readily accessible recharging infrastructure (residential, workplace and public), public awareness, consumer education, fleet programs, and training play in advancing the adoption of electric vehicles in British Columbia", said Mark Nantais, President

"More than 29 models of plug-in electric vehicles are now available in the B.C. market and demand is growing at an unprecedented rate.  Other incentives that will help accelerate the replacement of older higher emitting vehicles with new vehicles having a broad range of vehicle energy efficiency technologies are very effective policies in reducing greenhouse gases from the transportation sector, said Nantais.

The electrification of the automobile is a crucial part of the industry's efforts, which include hundreds of billions of dollars being invested in research and development activities, focused on the development of more sustainable personal transportation.

About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association is the industry association that has represented Canada's leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 85 years. Its membership includes FCA Canada, Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Company. Collectively its members account for approximately 60% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 115,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000 across Canada. Please visit www.cvma.ca.

 

SOURCE Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)

For further information: Mark Nantais, President, Office: 416-364-9333

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