TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) welcomes Ontario's electric vehicle charging infrastructure announcement as one more step among many that are needed to transition our infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) and other connected and autonomous car technologies that will reduce vehicle GHGs and road congestion if done in a strategic and coordinated manner. Increased accessibility to public charging stations is important for consumers who are considering the purchase of the these clean technology vehicles.
"Vehicle manufacturers are introducing an increasing number of new electric vehicles for sale and consumers want confidence that the recharging infrastructure is in place to support a decision to buy electric. CVMA supports this investment as well as other mutually supportive policies, such as consumer purchase incentives, supports for home and workplace charger installation, HOV lane access, and building code changes, as part of a strategy to increase consumer demand for these green technologies", said Mark Nantais, President.
As part of the transition to lower carbon sustainable transportation, vehicle manufacturers are making extensive technology investments in a number of technology and fuels pathway, including electric vehicles, as the industry responds to unprecedented vehicle GHG reductions required under the federal 2012-2025 vehicle GHG emissions regulations.
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 over 60% 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. Please visit www.cvma.ca
SOURCE Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)
For further information: Mark A. Nantais, President, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, Tel: 416-364-9333, Mobile: 416-560-4005, [email protected]