B.C. Air Quality

Vehicle Emissions-Reduction Strategies

In broad terms, strategies to reduce vehicle emissions can include:

  • cleaner vehicles: regulating emission standards for new vehicles/engines;
  • cleaner fuels: regulating fuel composition to reduce emissions;
  • vehicle inspection programs: mandatory vehicle emissions testing;
  • vehicle scrappage programs: incentive programs designed to get old higher polluting vehicles off the road;
  • consumer education: on items like idling, vehicle operation and maintenance; and
  • programs to encourage cleaner, alternative transportation: such as carpooling, public transit, walking and biking.

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