Drive Clean changes
Ontario has cancelled the Drive Clean passenger vehicle program, avoiding taxpayers costs up to $40 million a year.
Effective April 1,
2019, drivers are no longer required to get Drive Clean emissions tests for their passenger vehicles.
While Drive Clean effectively reduced vehicle pollution, auto industry standards have significantly improved since the program was created in 1999 making this program no longer necessary.
Owners of vehicles are still required to make sure their vehicle emissions systems are operating properly. This means maintenance and repairs are still necessary and will help to avoid more costly
repairs. To support this program change, the ministry is strengthening its on-road inspections to ensure owners are properly maintaining their vehicle emissions.
A new, enhanced program will focus on the biggest polluting vehicles like commercial transport trucks and will ensure
that Ontario continues to lead Canada in reducing harmful smog-causing pollutants.