October 2, 2007

Canadian government announces ecoAUTO rebate forms are now available

Ottawa, Ontario – The federal government has announced the availability of ecoAUTO rebate forms, which allow consumers who bought eligible vehicles to apply for rebates ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. The rebates apply to fuel-efficient vehicles purchased after March 20, 2007; Transport Canada and Service Canada are partnering to deliver the program.

The forms are available at auto dealers, by calling 1-866-506-6804, or visiting ECOAction.gc.ca/ecoauto. To obtain a rebate, consumers must fill out the application, include appropriate documents for validation, and mail the form. If the application is complete and successful, a cheque will be sent.

The rebates cover select model-year 2006 and 2007 vehicles; a full list is available on the Transport Canada Web site. Eligible vehicles include cars with a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 L/100 km or less; SUVs and other light-duty vehicles with a combined consumption of 8.3 L/100 km or less; and flexible-fuel vehicles with a combined E85 consumption of 13.0 L/100 km or less. A list of eligible model-year 2008 vehicles will be added in the coming weeks.

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