Dec 12th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
The Canadian government is leading the way in convincing drivers to switch to green vehicles. Thirty-two vehicles in 2008 qualify for the government’s ecoAUTO Rebate Program. The program works by encouraging people to drive more fuel efficient vehicles.
Canadians can get a cash rebate ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 on the purchase or long-term lease of vehicles that the federal government deems fuel-efficient. 2006 and 2007 model year vehicles also qualify for the rebate.
The program helps Canadian motorists make eco-friendly choices, as well as influencing future generations to follow suit.
Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon said “The ecoAUTO Rebate Program is one example of how this government is encouraging Canadians to make more environmentally friendly transportation choices. It also saves them money and protects their health and the environment”. It’s a win-win situation.
This kind of government encouragement is an excellent way to educate people on the benefits of making more environmentally-friendly choices. Even though it takes the prospect of saving some money to really make it work at least it’s a start.
This is the kind of thing that can change the way people buy cars and trucks. Hopefully by raising the standards of people’s opinions on shopping for a green vehicle, we can elevate it from just a few to most of the population.
Save some green by saving some green. Makes sense to me!