Harmonization of fuel consumption ratings between Canada and the United States
The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources of the Harper government took advantage of holding the Auto Show in Toronto to announce that his government would harmonize Canadian ratings fuel consumption of vehicles with those of our southern neighbors .
A wise decision for anyone who knew that gasoline consumption in the Guide of fuel Natural Resources Canada are slightly dumped.
We will therefore present a new calculation of consumption ratings whose procedure will henceforth be closer to that used by the Americans.
For example, a vehicle currently has 7 L/100 km rating would spend his label was 8.2 L/100 km in 2015.
The Minister also wants motorists have right numbers that can respond most to the reality on the ground.
The Government of Canada provides for introducing its new fuel economy labels in 2014 to facilitate the task of the consumers in the choice of vehicle less energifore.
So in the Guide to fuel consumption in 2015 we will see for the first time, these new consumption ratings aligned with those of our neighbors.
Mr. Oliver enjoying his presence at Auto Show in Toronto to remember the name of the 11 most economical vehicles in Canada in 2012:
By category, we find:
Two places: Honda CR-Z (former? Quo).
Two places: smart fortwo (former? Quo).
Subcompact Mitsubishi i-MiEV ..
Compact: Chevrolet Volt
Intermediate: Nissan LEAF.
Large sedan: Hyundai Sonata.
Family: Toyota Prius V.
Truck: Toyota Tacoma.
Special Purpose Vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid.
Box truck: Ford Transit Connect Van.