TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) supported today's release of the Ontario government's Climate Change Action Plan and thanked the government for being responsive to the input received.
"With respect to the measures applicable to light duty vehicles, our members appreciate the fact that government understands the importance of implementing measures to increase consumer demand for zero emission vehicles, as opposed to forcing manufacturer supply," said David Adams, President.
"While there are still details to be worked out, the flexible and broad-based approach to carbon emissions reductions from light duty vehicles as proposed in the Action Plan, provides an ongoing basis for industry, government and consumer collaboration moving forward," added Adams.
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan proposes a suite of measures aimed at encouraging the purchase of lower emission new vehicles, turning over the fleet of higher emitting older vehicles, and looking at lower carbon fuel options for the on-road vehicle fleet.
Member companies of the Global Automakers of Canada are leaders in the development of advanced technology vehicles from advanced internal combustion engine technologies, to hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicle technologies.
About Global Automakers of Canada (GAC)
We are the national association representing the Canadian interests of the 15 leading international manufacturers of light duty vehicles (LDVs) including BMW/MINI, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz/Smart, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Infiniti, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota/Lexus, Volkswagen/Audi and Volvo. Our associate members include Denso, Ferrari, Isuzu and McLaren.
In 2015, our members accounted for 56% or 1,063,652 of the 1,898,485 new light duty vehicles sold in Canada and fully 78% (559,316) of total new passenger car sales. 63% of our members' 2015 Canadian light duty sales were assembled within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region. Taken together, Honda and Toyota's affiliated manufacturing operations accounted for over 43% of Ontario's new vehicle production in 2015.
SOURCE Global Automakers of Canada
For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: David Adams, President T 416-333-2873 E [email protected]