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Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation is proposing a $15 million, 4 year pilot project to help businesses buy new, fuel-efficient, low greenhouse gas emitting commercial vehicles. Grantees will have to track and report the emission reductions they achieve.

Recommended Eligible Technologies include:
· Alternate fuel conversions
· Hybrid electric and/or electric drive trains
· Plug-in hybrids
· Auxiliary cab or cargo area heating and/or cooling systems
· Auxiliary power units
· Aerodynamic devices
· Technologies that increase drive train efficiency or reduce rolling resistance.

To encourage businesses to take advantage of the grant, MTO plans to distribute information about the business case for greener vehicles. This may be much easier if fuel prices remain high.

The proposal is open for public comment until July 19.

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