2030 vision: 40% of new passenger vehicles sold in the GTHA will be electric
Transportation is the second largest emission source in the GTHA, at 33%. Electrifying transportation is one of the best opportunities for reducing carbon. Moving to electric vehicles (EVs) will also improve air quality and people’s health, create local employment and increase the resilience of communities.
We’ve been working to bring down carbon emissions in the transportation sector for many years. Our current program of work includes:
- Supporting the development and implementation of a strong EV Strategy for the City of Toronto as well as strong, EV-supportive policies at the provincial and federal levels. At the same time, we’re mapping out a broader strategy for accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles in the GTHA
- Researching and identifying opportunities for, challenges to, and the impact of electrification of transportation in the GTHA
- Promoting the design and adoption of an effective Clean Fuel Standard
- Advancing demand- and supply-side policies for EVs under the federal Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) strategy.
This current phase of work around electrification of transportation is the continuation of many projects and initiatives we’re worked on concerning transportation, including:
- Move the GTHA
Move the GTHA was a diverse coalition of regional stakeholders who came together to advance the development of a transportation network that efficiently connects our region through public transit – including regional rail, GO trains and buses – ride-sharing, and active transportation infrastructure. Move the GTHA published research reports, op-eds and media releases, conducted public opinion polling, and informed elected officials and government staff on key public transit issues.
- FleetWise program
TAF has been working since 2007 with operators of public and private fleets to encourage and support adoption of low/no-emission electric vehicles (EVs). TAF ran the EV300 pilot between 2010 and 2012. The EV300 Program was a highly collaborative effort that depended on the support and cooperation of many different public and private sector organizations. This included fleet partners, vehicle partners, electric utility partners and program and technology partners. TAF monitored the use and performance of over 50 new electric fleet vehicles to generate key lessons, summarized in a findings report. The results demonstrated a compelling business case for electric vehicles.