Transportation

We research new technologies and their infrastructure needs to provide cleaner, safer and more sustainable transportation options.

Pollution Probe Statement on Government of Canada’s proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Toronto – June 20, 2016 – Pollution Probe welcomes the proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations recently announced by the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. The proposed rules aim to limit harmful air pollutant emissions, or criteria air contaminants, from Canadian rail carriers by imposing increasingly stringent emission standards and reducing locomotive idling. “The railway sector is …

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Pollution Probe Statement on the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

Toronto – June 8, 2016 – Pollution Probe welcomes the transformative Ontario Climate Change Action Plan announced today by Premier Wynne. The Plan’s sweeping set of measures address the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the province’s economy, including in the transportation and industrial sectors as well as in important areas such as residential and …

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Range Anxiety = EV Angst

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As part of Pollution Probe’s Electric Mobility Adoption and Prediction (EMAP) project, Environics assessed the major factors that affect a person’s decision to purchase an EV. They discovered that one of the main barriers to EV adoption is range anxiety, or how far you can travel in an EV before the charge runs out. Interestingly, …

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B.C. Introduces New EV Rebate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you are a resident of British Columbia, you can now take advantage of B.C.’s new Clean Energy Vehicle program, which provides rebates of up to $5,000 on the purchase or lease of a new battery electric, fuel-cell electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Hydrogen fuel cell …

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