The ecoTRANSPORT Strategy is part of the Government of Canada's ambitious agenda to protect our environment and the health of Canadians and to further our economic prosperity. Initiatives announced to date include:
- The ecoFREIGHT Program is aimed at reducing the environmental and health effects of freight transportation through the use of technology.
- The ecoMOBILITY Program will help municipalities reduce urban passenger transportation emissions by increasing transit ridership and the use of other sustainable transportation options.
- The ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program (eTV) conducts proactive in-depth safety, environmental and performance testing on a range of new and emerging advanced vehicle technologies for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. Results are helping to inform the development of environmental and safety regulations and also codes and standards, to ensure that new innovations can be introduced in Canada in a safe and timely manner.
- The ecoAUTO Rebate Program
ecoENERGY for Fleets – Benefiting trucking companies and other commercial fleet operations by helping them cut fuel costs and reduce harmful emissions. The ecoENERGY for Fleets Initiative will emphasize information-sharing, workshops and training to help fleets increase their fuel efficiency.
ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles – Provides Canadian motorists with helpful tips on buying, driving and maintaining their vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Reducing fuel consumption means saving money and, more importantly, helping the environment.