The federal government has announced a plan to cut carbon emissions from its fleet of passenger vehicles by 50 per cent over the next five years, a goal that has been met.
In a press release, Transport Canada said the goal will be achieved by 2025, meaning the average vehicle is expected to emit less carbon than it did last year.
The agency said the new targets will allow for a reduction in emissions from passenger vehicles from 2025 to 2030 and beyond.
“Canada’s fleet of vehicles will be a more efficient and sustainable place to live and work,” said Minister of Transport James Moore in the release.
“By 2030, this will translate into a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, with the goal to achieve that in 2025.”
The agency noted that while the number of vehicles is expected change over time, the overall emissions from the fleet will remain the same.
“With an emissions reduction of 50 per per cent by 2025 and more than doubling the amount of electric vehicles by 2030, the fleet can achieve a new standard of efficiency and environmental stewardship.”