An Evaluation of the Ontario Green Commercial Vehicle Program

Project Description

In collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, MITL has analyzed observed commercial vehicle behaviour data relating to idling and distances travelled. The purpose has been to evaluate the performance of various green technologies such as: auxiliary power units, cab heaters and coolers and alternative fuel vehicles. The technologies are being evaluated against such benchmarks as: emissions reductions return on investment and payback period. In general, results suggest that investments in green commercial vehicle technologies are sound investments.