Ontario is helping businesses buy low-carbon vehicles and technologies that reduce emissions and foster sustainable development. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. The program will encourage more businesses to make the switch to low carbon vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
The new program will provide rebates towards the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and fuel saving technologies, making it more affordable for local businesses to own and operate them. Eligible vehicles and devices being considered under the program include natural gas-powered and electric trucks.
“Creating a low carbon economy is vital to the province’s continued economic success. The Green Commercial Vehicle Program will help businesses invest in fuel-saving technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re committed to working with our partners and local businesses to modernize the way we do business and keep Ontario an attractive and sustainable place to work,” said Daiene Vernile Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation.
The province is seeking feedback on the proposed Green Commercial Vehicle Program design, eligibility criteria, application and funding process, data collection, and innovation pilots. The program is posted for public review and will be open for comment until October 6, 2017.
Source: Government of Ontario