Zero-Emission Vehicles Act

The Province of British Columbia passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEV Act) on May 30, 2019.  The ZEV Act requires automakers to meet an escalating annual percentage of new light-duty ZEV sales and leases, reaching: 10% of light-duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040. The legislation is intended to ensure a greater availability of ZEVs at more affordable prices in B.C., as well as, provide a regulatory backstop to ensure the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction targets are met. With the passage of the legislation, B.C. joined a growing number of jurisdictions with ZEV standards, including Quebec, California, and nine other U.S. states, and became the first jurisdiction in the world to legislate a 100% ZEV target.

ZEV Act Regulations Consultation

While the ZEV Act provides the overarching framework for the ZEV standard in the province, some of the more technical components of the legislation are to be prescribed by regulation.  

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is conducting consultations on the ZEV Act regulations this fall 2019, with the goal of establishing regulations by winter. A ZEV Act Regulations Intentions Paper (PDF, 358 KB) has been prepared which outlines the Province’s intentions with respect to the ZEV Act regulations.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the ZEV Act Regulations Intentions Paper. Feedback will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.   We recommend that anyone providing formal stakeholder input reference the organization that they are affiliated with.  Submissions will not be posted publicly.

Please submit your input (and/or any questions, comments, concerns) to:

  • Email: CEVEnquiries@gov.bc.ca
  • Mail: Attn: ZEVA Regulations Team

    Clean Transportation Branch

    PO BOX 9314 Stn Prov Govt

    Victoria, BC  V8W9N1