Automobile Consumer Coalition (ACC)
This report is a detailed analysis of government policy towards hybrid vehicles. The report compares the effects of positive financial incentives encouraging hybrid vehicle purchase, carbon taxes, and financial disincentives discouraging the purchase of fuel-inefficient vehicles. After providing an in-depth account of the science and technology behind hybrid vehicles as well as the effects of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) on the environment, the report analyses and compares the fuel-efficiency of hybrid vehicles to conventional vehicles. The report then focuses on government actions to encourage a switch to hybrid vehicles as part of an overall policy initiative to reduce GHGs, smog, and energy consumption. The report suggests that financial disincentives against fuel-inefficient vehicles may be a more sensible policy than positive financial incentives to encourage the purchase of hybrid vehicles.
Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.
OCA Funded ResearchThis research received funding support through the Office of Consumer Affairs' Contributions Program.
Automobile Consumer Coalition
208-1110A Wilson Ave
North York, ON
Source: Consumer Policy Research Database