DRIVE CLEAN TEST FOR CARS, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS SCRAPPED NEXT SPRING

Sep 28, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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Saying the emissions test program is outdated and no longer effective, Doug Ford says his government is scrapping the Drive Clean tests as of April 1, 2019.
The premier making the announcement at an auto shop in Etobicoke.
”Drive Clean was created almost 20 years ago, but 20 years later, the family car now creates much less pollution.  So Drive Clean has outlived its usefulness,” declared Ford.
The premier added it worked well when introduced in 1999, but has become less useful as the auto industry adopted more stringent emissions standards.
Only 5% of vehicles failed the test last year, compared with 16% in 1999.
Ford says a new program will be introduced to target emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, like transport trucks.
It’ll be subject to 30-days public consultation and scheduled to take effect next April.
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