Universities research essential to helping government reach ZEV targets: Editorial

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In an editorial for Corporate Knights, Emily Baron Cadloff writes that university research will be essential to achieving the federal government’s goal of ensuring 60% of new cars sold in Canada are zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2030. Cadloff contends that university-level research is uniquely able to focus on medium- to long-term projects, which industry partners may not have the capacity for. The author profiles the ongoing work of Canadian universities that are studying various aspects of ZEV deployment, including research on how to improve vehicle battery life, strengthen the electrical grid, and incentivize drivers to purchase the vehicles.

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