It also wonders whether the network of electric terminals will be able to meet the demand for electric cars that will take over Canadian roads.
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association, which represents Ford, Stellantis and General Motors, said the companies were committed to electrifying their production. But its CEO, Brian Kingston, said additional support will be needed to make zero-emission vehicles more affordable.
Today we are calling on the government to help Canadians go electric with the necessary support. It should not dictate what Canadians can or cannot buy.
A quote from Brian Kingston, CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
According to the regulatory analysis (New window), the new federal regulations will be difficult to implement for northern and remote communities and the government continues to evaluate measures that could facilitate this transition.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The regulations are likely to have a disproportionate impact on low-income households, who may not be able to afford charging equipment at home.
These households will then have to rely on charging stations accessible to the public, which risks generating a supplement on the cost of electricity.
To ensure an easy and fair transition, the regulatory analysis indicates that the government will work on policies to ensure that zero-emission vehicles and charging stations are accessible to all despite economic or regional differences.
Independent think tank Clean Energy Canada says electric vehicles will save Canadians money.
According to a recent report from the organization, a typical Canadian household could save up to $4,000 per year with an electric vehicle, compared to an electric vehicle equipped with a gasoline engine.
With information from CBC News, Reuters and Toronto Star