The future of Canadian vehicles

The Government of Canada is supporting the industrial transformation of the transportation sector and building a green economy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

As the industry transitions to zero-emission vehicle production, Canada is solidifying its position in the electric vehicle (EV) and battery supply chain. By investing in Canada's transportation and automotive manufacturing industry and its abundant natural resources, Canada is becoming a global leader in designing and building the vehicles of the future, while ensuring that EVs are available and more affordable for Canadians and businesses.

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About the future of Canadian vehicles

The government is developing a made-in-Canada EV and battery ecosystem.

Canada has everything that is needed to build strong, resilient electric vehicle and battery manufacturing sectors, including:

  • a highly skilled workforce
  • land
  • green energy from natural resources, such as water, wind and sunlight
  • critical minerals such as nickel, cobalt, graphite and lithium

A "mines to mobility" approach will create jobs across the country, including in remote regions, and contribute to Canada's objectives in the fight against climate change. These jobs will touch on many segments of the EV and batteries for automotive and transportation supply chain, including mineral extraction and processing, battery manufacturing capabilities, EV manufacturing, and battery recycling.

To achieve these results, the government is working with stakeholders, as well as federal, provincial and territorial partners, to support large-scale transformative projects across the country.

The battery value chain

The battery value chain captures the step-by-step process to produce batteries for EVs. Learn about each step in the process.

Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy

Mines in Canada will provide the minerals needed for battery manufacturing.

Budget 2023

Budget 2023 supports the development of clean technology and the Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy to build a sustainable battery ecosystem and support the shift to a net-zero economy.

Take part in the transformation

Want to take part in building a strong and resilient Canadian ecosystem for transport, EVs and batteries? Explore the following federal programs and services to discuss and submit your project proposals:

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