Press Coverage

Source : AUTOS.CA
September 15, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has been named a new partner of Quebec’s Clear the Air! recycling program for older, high-polluting vehicles.

Those who dispose of an old clunker through Clear the Air! can receive a cash discount of up to $1,500 on the purchase of a brand-new Toyota vehicle or a pre-owned Toyota vehicle up to four years old that has been certified for low pollutant emissions. Owners of old vehicles in Quebec are also invited to have their cars inspected free of charge at the Quebec Toyota dealership of their choice.

Associated Content Automotive / August 9th 2010

Canada's car recycling program is not very well known. In fact, you may not have heard about it. Retire Your Ride is not nearly as glamorous as its American counterpart, but if you happen to be stuck with an old car you can no longer afford to maintain, it is worth looking into. Turning an older car into the program can earn its owner tax credits, cash refunds and discounts for alternative transportation. While the rewards are small, in today's economy it may be well worth considering recycling an old car, even if it is only to replace it with a bicycle or scooter or with public transit. Read more.

The Gazette / June 3, 2010

Quebecers were praised yesterday for getting rid of their old clunkers by the thousands last year and opting for cleaner, newer vehicles, car pooling, bicycles, electric scooters and public transit.

About 20,000 Quebecers recycled older vehicles over the past year, removing the equivalent of 380,000 more recently built vehicles from the road, said officials from the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) as part of yesterday's Clean Air Day festivities.

Replacing 20,000 older vehicles... Read more.


STM.info / June 2, 2010

Montréal, June 02, 2010 –  The Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) and its Clear the Air!/Retire Your Ride program partners are taking this opportunity, on Clean Air Day, to thank the 20,000 Quebecers who have recycled their older vehicles over the past year. Their efforts have made enormous environmental gains possible, and Quebecers in all regions are now breathing easier.

Equivalent of 380,000 fewer vehicles on the road
Environment Canada findings indicate that 1995 model year and older vehicles generate 19 times more air pollution than do 2004 and newer models. Retiring 20,000 automobiles with a 1995 or earlier model year is equivalent to taking 380,000 more recently built (2004 or later) cars off the road (assuming mileage is equal).  Read more.

The Gazette / June 2, 2010

MONTREAL - As part of Clean Air Day festivities, Quebecers were praised Wednesday for getting rid of their older cars by the thousands and opting for public transit.

About 20,000 Quebecers recycled older vehicles over the past year, removing the equivalent of 380,000 more recently built vehicles off the road, according to officials from the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique.  The AQLPA is the provincial organization that administers Canada’s national Retire Your Ride incentive program in Quebec.  Read more.











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