Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association

October 29, 2007 15:25 ET

Media Advisory-Auto Industry Demands Government Action on Greener Fuels

Attention News/Assignment/Health Editors: - Canada's leading manufacturers of light duty vehicles will kick off their annual "Auto Days" event in Ottawa on Wednesday by calling on the federal government to increase the availability of green bio-fuels. - Renewable fuel vehicles (E85 and biodiesel) are available to Canadian consumers but the availability of green fuels and refuelling infrastructure in Canada lags other countries such as Brazil, Sweden and the United States. - CVMA members build several models of green technology vehicles at their Canadian assembly plants: 70 new green vehicle technologies available to consumers in the past two years including 28 Ethanol E85 flexible fuel vehicles. - Government cooperation and new policy initiatives are required to provide Canadians with greener fuels and greener vehicle fleets. - Greener fuels are one of many ways to accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from on-road vehicles.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2007) -

What: Canada's leading automakers to demand government action on renewable fuels in this week's meetings with federal policy makers.

Who: Mark Nantais, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA), the national association representing Canada's leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty vehicles. CVMA membership includes Chrysler Canada Inc., Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, General Motors of Canada Limited and International Truck & Engine Corporation Canada.

When: 11:00a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Where: Ottawa Congress Centre: Congress Hall D&H, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Details: Brief remarks; Q&A; flexible-fuel vehicles display

Other: RSVP: Marg Crate, CVMA: (416) 364-9333 or mcrate@cvma.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
    Mark Nantais
    President
    (416) 364-9333
    Email: mnantais@cvma.ca