The Canadian government recently introduced a new incentive program to encourage people to buy more efficient vehicles. Unfortunately recent changes to emissions regulations in Canada mean that like the US there is currently a temporary gap in availability of new diesel powered cars. As a result no diesels turned up on the original eligibility list.

Transport Canada has since clarified the rules and made clear that all new unregistered vehicles that meet the mileage criteria are eligible, meaning that unsold 2006 models that are still sitting on dealer lots qualify. The updated list now includes a pair of diesel powered Smarts and a variety of Volkswagens from the 2006 model year. The full updated list can be found at the Transport Canada ecoAUTO website.

[Source: Transport Canada, thanks to Greg for the tip]

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