The province has announced all light duty cars and trucks sold in B.C. will have to be zero emission vehicles by the year 2040.

Premier John Horgan has announced the government, in partnership with the B.C. Green caucus, will introduce legislation next spring to phase in targets for the sale of zero-emission vehicles.

The legislation will set targets of 10 per cent sales by 2025, 30 per cent by 2030, and 100 per cent by 2040.

At the same time, he says the government will take additional steps to make zero emission vehicles more affordable, offer an incentive program to buyers, and expand the fast charge network to 151 sites.

The province currently has 12,000 clean energy vehicles registered, that’s one of the highest adoption rates of electric vehicles in the country.