Country:Canada
Year:2011
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:State/Regional
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle operation>In-car feedback
Agency:Government of Alberta
URL:http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8420.pdf
Description:

A Best-in-Class rating system identifies the most suitable vehicles for each vehicle type (e.g. cars, trucks, SUVs). Since 2011, fuel economy has been one of four criteria considered in the Best-in-Class rating system (the other criteria being purchase price, reliability and safety). 

New vehicle purchases:

  • 64 per cent of the 428 new vehicles added to the government fleet in 2010-11 were rated Best-in-Class.

Replacement vehicles:

  • 383 vehicles were replaced with new models. These new models were, on average, 17 per cent more fuel efficient than the ones they replaced. This is estimated to have resulted in a net reduction of 801 tonnes of carbon dioxide (the equivalent of removing 157 full-sized Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or Ford F150 trucks) from the government fleet for a year

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