Medium, Heavy-Duty and Off-Road Fleet Electrification

6. Make electric buses, trucks and off-road vehicles more affordable

Tax credits and rebates are needed to lower the upfront cost of Zero-Emission buses. Continue to provide predictable and long-term funding to municipalities and transit agencies that plan to convert their entire fleet to electric vehicles.  

7. Work across jurisdictions to accelerate electric school bus adoption

Provide predictable and long-term funding to school bus operators that plan to convert their entire fleet to electric vehicles. Incentives should be stackable with other federal and provincial programs supporting cleaner commutes for students. Include vehicles with final assembly in Canada, sold and serviced through Canadian businesses.

8. Accelerate the integration of electric trucks into commercial fleets

Accelerate business cases for ZEV MHD Fleets with funds for transition planning and for the purchase of vehicles. 

9. Electrify vehicles in ports, airports, and similar federal facilities

Phase out fossil-fuel vehicles at federally regulated properties, such as water ports, intermodal railyards, parks, and airports, through a combination of tolls on polluting vehicles, obligations for subcontracting operators, restrictions on access for polluting trucks. 

10. Make electric off-road vehicles more affordable

Implement a federal rebate and tax incentives for the purchase of electric off-road vehicles for work or leisure activities: snowmobiles, watercraft, ATVs, and boats. Making these vehicles more affordable will help support clean energy transition in rural and remote regions while also supporting jobs in Canadian businesses that manufacture them.  

11. Support the electrification of Canada's ferry service

Work with regional or provincial ferry agencies, as well as Crown corporations like BC Ferries, to launch a program to support the electrification of ferry services across Canada. 

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