Eco Park Rebate Program
Applications for the 2015-2016 Parking Year are now being accepted, up to October 7, 2016.
Late applications will not be accepted
NOTE: Natural Resources of Canada has updated their emissions ratings for model years 1995 - 2014. The list of eligible vehicles for the Eco Park Rebate Program has been updated to reflect these changes.
Eco Park Rebate Program Summary
The Eco-Park Rebate program is one of the ways in which the University of Toronto Mississauga is actively supporting a green community by promoting the use of low-emission vehicles. This includes hybrid, electric and small engine vehicles that emit less than or equal to 125.0g of CO2/km.
Low-emission vehicles provide us all with environmental benefits; in recognition of the commitment, financial investment, and attitude shift of the vehicle owner, the Eco-Park Rebate program will partially reimburse an eligible applicant for their annual parking permit. The reimbursement will take place after the end of the parking year being evaluated.
For the purpose of this program, an eligible low-emissions vehicle for the model year 2011 or older is a vehicle that emits on average, less than or equal to 140.0g of CO2/km. For the model year 2012 or newer, an eligible low-emissions vehicle is a vehicle that emits on average, less than or equal to 125.0g of CO2/km.
The cut-off limit was adjusted to 125.0g of CO2/km as of 2012 to better reflect the increase in availability of fuel efficient vehicles on the market and to encourage the purchase of more sustainable vehicle choices.
This program will be renewed on a year-to-year basis as the popularity of hybrid vehicles is expected to increase annually.
An updated eligible vehicles list can be found below. Please select your vehicle year for a list of eligible makes and models.
Eligible Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles are also eligible for the Eco Park Rebate Program. These include:
Ford Focus Electric
Smart Fortwo electric drive
Tesla Model S
How Emissions are Rated
A vehicle’s emission rating is designated by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of Energy Efficiency Fuel Consumption Ratings. If a vehicle does not exist on the pre-approved list it will be verified at the Natural Resources Canada webpage found here. To determine the g/km of a vehicle on the list, refer to the "CO2 g/km" column provided for the vehicle.
NEW: For model year 2015 onwards, vehicle manufacturers are using an improved testing procedure to determine the fuel consumption ratings of new light-duty vehicles. The new test methods result in higher fuel consumption ratings that are more representative of everyday driving. The ratings for 1995-2014 vehicles have been adjusted to reflect the new test methods.
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