Submission: Recommendations regarding B.C. zero emission vehicle standard legislation and regulation

This was a joint submission—on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation, Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute—as preliminary advice regarding the development of legislation and subsequent regulations to implement a Zero Emission Vehicle Standard in British Columbia.

The following advice is informed by our organizations’ respective research and analysis, as well as the appended briefing paper prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team. It draws from effective attributes found in California and Quebec’s respective approaches, as well as offering approaches that would be unique to B.C. that are informed by observations and experience in these jurisdictions. Ultimately, we believe B.C. is best served by an approach that draws from and is informed by both the successes and challenges of these other jurisdictions’ approaches.