CPA Public Affairs
November 2018

ON: CPA demonstrates vital role of auto propane in lowering emissions

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On September 28, the CPA responded to the Ontario government’s proposed Redesigning Ontario’s Drive Clean Motor Vehicle Emissions Testing Program (EBR Registry Number 013-3867). 

The CPA submission shows the vital role auto propane can play in low-emission transportation and demonstrates the game-changing advantages of its expanded use as a viable solution that can maximize emissions reductions from on-road vehicles. CPA recommendations included:
  • The full inclusion and participation of the propane industry in the development of new emissions reductions projects, policies and programs.
  • A predictable and modern emissions testing program that considers exemptions for propane vehicles from heavy-duty vehicle testing requirements.
  • Differentiate emissions testing by type of fuel, recognizing different fuels generate different amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, pollutants, toxics and particulates emitted.
  • Officially recognize the environmental advantage of auto-propane as a cost-effective clean burning alternative fuel that emits up to 98 per cent less particulate matter than diesel vehicles and 26 per cent less lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline.
  • Provide market-based incentives to industry to upgrade heavy vehicle fleets to cleaner propane vehicles through a new propane policy and program.

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