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June 21, 2012
Green Fleet Expo still going strong in its seventh year
Niagara Region and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation today kicked off the Green Fleet Expo VII (GFX) in partnership with the City of Toronto, Electric Mobility Canada and Fleet Challenge Ontario at the Sheraton Four Points in Thorold, Ontario.

"The City of Toronto is pleased to continue its partnership with the GFX for the seventh year. We continue to be a leader in green fleet technology and our continued involvement with this event shows our commitment to the ongoing efforts of reducing our fleet's environmental impact and maximizing its efficient operation," said Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the City's Government Management Committee.

The two-day event includes exhibits from transportation industry vendors, presentations on alternative fuels and electric vehicles, panel discussions on light and heavy-duty vehicles, green government practices, special green fleet initiatives and the green fleet leadership awards. The popular ride-and-drive opportunity continues to be a success, allowing participants to test drive the latest electric vehicle technology from Ford, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few.

"The Green Fleet Expo continues to reach out every year, bringing in new partners and showcasing the green automotive products and initiatives that industry leaders have implemented. We continue to pursue more efficient choices for our fleets and remain committed to reducing emissions and fuel use," said Kim Koz, Associate Director of Fleet Services and Niagara Specialized Transit for Niagara Region.

Sponsors for this year's event include VIA Motors, Sun Country Highway, Interfleet, Volkswagen Canada, Nissan Canada, Kia Canada, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Mercedes Smart of Canada, Simplicity Air and Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited.

The City of Toronto completed its second Green Fleet Plan in 2011, adding 117 new green vehicles to its fleet, implemented an idle-free program, and integrated cleaner heavy-duty trucks starting with the 2010 model year.

More information about GFX is available at

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