Electric Car. © Kate Davison / Greenpeace
A G-Wiz electric car is plugged in to charge. © Kate Davison / Greenpeace


8 October 2020

TORONTO — In response to the announcement today that Ford will start building electric vehicles in Ontario, Greenpeace Canada senior energy strategist Keith Stewart said:

“Today’s announcement is good news for the climate, for cleaner air and for Ontario workers. This deal to build electric vehicles means the next logical step is a California-style requirement for a minimum percentage of vehicle sales to be zero-emission and a commitment to end the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030. 

“Electric vehicles are an important piece in greening our transportation system, but need to be implemented alongside better public transit, urban planning and support for walking and cycling. Greenpeace Canada would like to commend the hard work and vision of UNIFOR in putting this on the negotiating table. ”


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