A trade war with China over EVs could slow Canada’s low-carbon transition, groups warn

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Environmental groups are calling on the federal government to avoid getting into a trade war with China over electric vehicles. They say they fear that trade sanctions could make EVs more expensive, delaying Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy. Less than a week after the federal government announced it was considering imposing trade restrictions on cheaper Chinese-made EVs, groups like Environmental Defence are urging Ottawa to consider the ramifications of such a move. Nate Wallace, Environmental Defence's clean transportation program manager, said Ottawa should take a balanced approach to applying tariffs to Chinese-made EVs. He said that approach should protect...