ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program

Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles ( eTV ) Program tests the safety, environmental impact and driving performance of new technologies for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks.

The Government of Canada is bringing in stronger regulations to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by passenger cars and trucks. This will also bring standards in line with those in the United States. To meet the standards, manufacturers are quickly creating many new products.

Testing results from the eTV Program help provide the information needed to create regulations and standards for these new products.

The eTV program does not certify products, or provide funds to develop them.

Testing being done by the eTV Program

Some of the products for vehicles that are being tested include:

  • new technologies for advanced engines and transmissions
  • renewable fuels
  • hybrid and electric vehicles
  • fuel-cell vehicles
  • connected and automated vehicles

The eTV Program works closely with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help in the development of regulations for greenhouse gas emissions.

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