#10. Establish made-in-Canada guidance for government fleet vehicle purchasing

Natural Resources Canada must amend its Greening Government Fleet guidance to identify low-and zero emission vehicles assembled in Canada, including those that contain significant levels of Canadian parts content, for provinces and municipalities. Federal, provincial and municipal governments can undertake an assessment of existing vehicle fleets and their specifications and issue guidance to relevant agencies requiring them to include, where possible, Canadian-made vehicles in any requests for procurement. Canadian governments may also consider establishing price preferences for domestic-built EVs in procurement orders, similar to the rules set by the State of Illinois in November 2021.22

22 In its Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act, the state passed laws allowing for a 20% price preference for project bidders, for locally built EVs. See: https://khqa.com/news/local/pritzker-signs-bill-incentivizing-electric-vehicle-manufacturing