TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) supports the Government of Canada's introduction of an improved test methodology for establishing fuel consumption values and will be used for new 2015 model year vehicles.
The government's new test methodology is aligned with the existing U.S. EPA methods. "Not only is this a logical step for Canada, given our integrated sales market with the United States, and common vehicle emission standards between the two countries, but consumers will benefit from having new fuel consumption ratings that more closely reflect today's driving patterns", said Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association.
We encourage consumers to visit the Natural Resources Canada's website www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca for additional information on the new fuel consumption test methodology and values, as they consider a new vehicle purchase.
About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association is the industry association that has represented Canada's leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 85 years. Its membership includes Chrysler Canada Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Limited. Collectively its members account for 62% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 115,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000 across Canada. Please visit www.cvma.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)
For further information:
Mark Nantais, President
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association