Toronto, Ontario – Volkswagen Canada has expressed its support for the bill passed in the House of Commons last Wednesday that effectively implements a National Renewable Fuel Standard, requiring ethanol and biodiesel blended transportation fuels in Canada. This legislation was the first of its kind in Canada.

“Volkswagen has been a leader in the affordable diesel-equipped passenger vehicle market and especially in the support of B5 biodiesel use,” said Bruce Rosen, Director of Marketing at Volkswagen Canada. “This momentous occasion supports our membership in the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association and will help pave the way towards the use of blends of biodiesel and the reduction of harmful GHG emissions. It also ensures an increased environmental responsibility benefit for consumers who elect to drive efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles, such as our TDI models equipped with the latest Clean Diesel engine technology.”

The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel, on sale this fall, is
designed to run on today’s low sulphur diesel, and will offer fuel economy figures as low as 4.8 L/100 KM and will produce fewer emissions. The TDI Clean Diesel models are also designed to run on B5 bio-diesel.

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