Canadian vehicle manufacturers react to today's Quebec Plan of Action on Transportation Electrification announcement

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Electric and Plug-in hybrid vehicles are available and growing in popularity in Quebec and throughout North America, and our members are actively bringing forward new and more advanced models with enhanced electric range and features. The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) supports collaborative efforts to expand electric vehicle adoption through consumer incentives and necessary improvements to recharging infrastructure.

However, policies that force consumer technology purchase decisions, like a ZEV mandate, impact the selection and availability of vehicles for sale in Quebec, without first considering and addressing Quebecers' automotive needs, driving range, pocketbook, or access to re-charging at work, to get to work or wherever else they need to travel. Collaborative approaches that support rather than limit Quebecers' choice would accelerate electric vehicle adoption and help our shared effort to reduce on-road greenhouse gas emissions.

About the 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 Limited. Collectively, its members sell 48% of all vehicles in Canada and account for 65% of total vehicle production, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 125,000 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. For more information please visit www.cvma.ca.

 

SOURCE Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)



For further information: Mark A. Nantais, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, 416 560-4005, mnantais@cvma.ca; SOURCE: Carlos A. Godoy L., Impact Public Affairs Corp., 514 458-9660, carlos@impactcanada.com

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