Ontario's CCAP, released on June 8, 2016, committed to creating a cleaner transportation sector in Ontario. The CCAP laid out actions to reduce emissions from the existing vehicle fleet on Ontario’s roads and actions to promote adoption of zero and low emissions vehicles now and in the future.
When designing incentive programs, the government is committed to ensuring its investments are providing good value to Ontarians. Ontario’s goal is to establish its EV programs such that it balances the differing needs and motivations of manufacturers, taxpayers and vehicles owners while also attempting to meet GHG emission reduction targets.
Through the CCAP, the government will be implementing a province-wide sales target for EVs and hydrogen vehicles. The underlying goal of this sales target and supporting incentive programs is the increased adoption of EVs in Ontario. Increased numbers of EVs is a driver behind reducing GHG emissions from the passenger vehicle sector of the transportation system.