TORONTO, April 17, 2019 - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) commends the Federal Government for providing more details regarding Transport Canada’s Incentive for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV).

Toyota Canada shares the Canadian Government’s belief in the importance of reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector, and is making a broad array of new technologies designed to help Canadian consumers reduce or eliminate emissions.

Along with investments in clean charging and fueling infrastructure, measures to help reduce emissions from the current on-road fleet, and a continued focus on eliminating regulatory barriers to the introduction of new technologies, purchase incentives offered by government can accelerate the market for low or zero emission vehicles.

“We appreciate the Government’s efforts to quickly provide more details regarding the incentives announced in the recent Federal Budget.  This will help consumers who have been waiting to make a purchase,” said Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate at TCI.  “We are also pleased to see that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are covered by the program, helping ensure Canadians understand the important role that different technologies play in reducing carbon emissions.”

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over eight million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.

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