Ontario aims to ramp up electric vehicle production but not offering rebate on sales

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Ontario aims to produce 400,000 electric and hybrid cars by 2030.

Premier Doug Ford shared his government’s latest goals for the auto sector at a news conference in Guelph, Ont., today.

The province says it intends to partner with the auto sector on new automaker mandates for hybrid and battery electric vehicles, establish a battery assembly plant and increase Ontario-made auto part exports.

The plan also involves a longstanding government goal to mine in northern Ontario for minerals used in batteries and more training for auto workers.

Ford says auto manufacturing is a cornerstone of well-paying jobs in Ontario and the industry must adapt with evolving demand for electric cars.

He says his government will focus on investing in production and won’t offer a rebate for electric vehicle purchases just yet, but will see what the market dictates on the idea.

 

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