CPA Public Affairs
February 2021

NEW – MB: Hurry and get your customers to apply now - government launches new rebates for fuel-switching retrofits

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The Manitoba government has launched a second round of applications for grants to support the transportation sector with rebates for heavy-duty vehicles to reduce GHG emissions.

Manitoba’s Efficient Trucking Program provides grants for fuel-switching retrofits for heavy-duty vehicles that result in GHG emission reductions (note that the rebate goes to the vehicle owner and not the seller). It also offers rebates on retrofits involving fuel-saving and aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

The funding comes from the province and from the federal Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. The government says its program will contribute approximately 70,000 tonnes of cumulative emission reductions to Manitoba’s Carbon Savings Account and save 25.9 million litres of fuel, while supporting jobs in Manitoba’s heavy-duty mechanics industry.

Projects are eligible for rebates of up to 50 per cent on fuel-saving devices such as idling technologies, low-rolling resistant tires, and trailer skirts. An applicant can request a rebate for multiple devices on a single vehicle and/or trailer, as well as for multiple devices on multiple vehicles and/or trailers owned or operated by the same applicant as part of a single application up to a maximum rebate of $20,000 per truck and trailer combination. Interested applicants have until March 31, 2022, to apply.

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