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Canada releases advanced technology vehicle report

Posted on July 21, 2003

Transport Canada released its first Advanced Technology Vehicles Program annual report highlighting its efforts to achieve a transportation system that is environmentally sustainable. Transport Canada's advanced technology fleet currently includes 86 vehicles, which use technology such as hybrid power trains, batteries, low carbon fuels, advanced gasoline and diesel engines. Some of the findings of the report include the fact that the public reaction to small urban vehicles is positive, and that since advanced technology vehicles operate in the same manner as conventional ones, the transition to these vehicles will be largely seamless and transparent to Canadians. Under the program, advanced vehicles and technologies from around the world that are, or soon will be, available are assessed through extensive tests, inspections and performance evaluations to determine their impact on safety, energy efficiency and the environment. Since 2001, more than 200 different tests and studies have been completed on elements such as fuel consumption, emissions, front and rear crash tests, seat belt anchorage, bumpers, and roof and side door strength. Among the innovations found in the Transport Canada fleet are technologies such as idle stop, and new engine designs like the gasoline direct injection engine. The report is available on the Transport Canada Web site at

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