Greening Government Strategy

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In December 2017, a new Greening Government Strategy was released with the following targets (https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/innovation/greening-government/strategy.html)
The government will adopt low-carbon mobility solutions, deploy supporting infrastructure in its facilities, and modernize its fleet as follows:
Starting in the 2019 to 2020 fiscal year, 75% of new light-duty administrative fleet vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) or hybrid, with the objective that the government’s administrative fleet comprises at least 80% ZEVs by 2030. Priority is to be given to purchasing ZEVs.
Starting in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year, all new executive vehicle purchases will be ZEVs or hybrids.
Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced.
In 2018, the Federal Government worked with subnational governments to develop and release a “Best Practice Guide for Greening Government Fleets”, which identifies a clear process for governments at all levels to implement to reduce emissions from their vehicle fleets. This process includes logging fleet vehicle use, driving pattern, driving behaviour and fuel consumption, to determine the lowest emitting option to meet operational needs, including through the deployment of greater numbers of ZEV.
In 2018, almost 2/3 (2500) of the federal administrative fleet were logged using telematics devices, and anaylsis is currently underway to identify opportunities for electrification, along with all other means to reduce emissions (e.g. driver training, fleet right-sizing, fuel switching)

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  • Transport end-uses