Brief

Electrifying Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleets

Electrifying transportation has shown early promise in Canada. But the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle classes is running a few years behind the light-duty market. Despite its potential, electrification is not yet happening at the pace and scale needed to achieve significant emission reductions in these two classes of vehicles.
May 25, 2022

In corporate boardrooms and the corridors of political power in Canada and worldwide, business and political leaders are stepping up to act on climate change. While multiple technologies and approaches will be necessary, clean electrification—substituting fossil fuels with renewables and other forms of clean electricity—has consistently been the most affordable, reliable, and efficient path forward to net-zero by 2050.

Brief details

Topic
Climate Change Mitigation
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2022