Goal: By 2030, 50 per cent of all vehicle kilometres travelled are from zero-emission vehicles.
Passenger transportation is the only major sector that has seen an increase in GHG emissions and increases in personal vehicle travels account for 85% of the total gap towards meeting Whistler’s 2020 climate targets. Transit and larger commercial fleets account for another 6% of emissions making transportation account for 60% of Whistler’s emissions.
Electric and low carbon vehicles are growing quickly in market share and have reached almost 10% of new vehicle sales in BC in 2019. This is ahead of BC’s new Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate and the highest level in North America, beyond even California. With prices continuing to decline, and price parity for EVs expected as early as 2022, the adoption of electric vehicles has the potential to further grow.
To achieve the Big Move of 50% of all motor-vehicle kilometer travelled (vkt) by zero emission vehicles will require that, by the end of the decade, nearly all new light-duty vehicles will need to be zero emissions. It will also require that highly used vehicles - such as taxis, ride hailing and business fleets - lead the adoption of zero emission vehicles, with almost all vehicles zero emissions by 2030.