On April 4, 2009, the federal government announced its intention to develop regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and light-duty trucks, beginning with the 2011 model year. According to the Department of the Environment, these regulations would be expected to raise the average fuel economy of the 2011 model year cars and trucks to 27.3 miles per gallon, a 20% improvement over the average fuel economy of the 2006 model year.

For further information, please see www.ec.gc.ca/Ceparegistry/documents/notices/g1- 14314_n1.pdf.