Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

December 04, 2009 10:13 ET

Natural Resources Canada: Government of Canada Announces the Most Fuel-efficient Vehicles of 2010

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - Today, the Government of Canada released the fuel consumption ratings for 2010 model year vehicles and announced this year's winners of the most fuel-efficient vehicles sold in Canada.

"Our Government congratulates all winners of the 2010 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards," said the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. "Not only do these awards recognize leadership in clean energy innovation, but Canadians purchasing a new vehicle now have the tools to choose a fuel-efficient model that will lower fuel costs and reduce emissions."

A guide detailing the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2010 is now available online. Consumers can use the ratings tool to compare the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of new cars and light-duty trucks sold in Canada. This interactive Web site will allow users to conveniently search for vehicles by class, make, transmission or fuel type and display the results sorted by model, fuel efficiency or carbon dioxide emissions.

The ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles program supports the Government of Canada's commitment to reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. This program is part of the Government's ecoENERGY initiative - a $3.9-billion investment to help Canadians use energy more efficiently, boost renewable energy supplies and develop cleaner energy technologies.

To find a vehicle's fuel consumption, go to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca and select Fuel Consumption Ratings.

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The Government of Canada today released the fuel consumption ratings for 2010 model-year vehicles. The 2010 ecoENERGY Vehicles Awards were also announced. These awards recognize the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada in ten classes. The ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles ratings along with the list of winners are available at www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media: The 2010 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards.

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

Contact Information

  • Media may contact:
    Natural Resources Canada - Ottawa
    Office of the Minister
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary
    613-996-2007
    or
    Natural Resources Canada - Ottawa
    Media Relations
    613-992-4447
    or
    The general public may contact:
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
    Telephone: 613-995-0947
    TTY: 613-996-4397
    (teletype for the hearing-impaired)
    questions@nrcan.gc.ca