Ontario Scraps E-Tests
The Ontario Government is cancelling the Drive Clean program. Drivers will no longer be required to get an e-test starting Monday.
Minister Steve Clark says the province made a commitment to make life more affordable for the people of Ontario. He says Drive Clean started many years ago and it was effective, but over time it no longer has a passing grade.
The Drive Clean program was launched in 1999. The $30 fee was waived in 2017.
The government says auto industry standards have improved since 1999, rendering the program redundant.
Dropping the program saves the government $40 million annually. A new program will focus on heavy-duty vehicles like commercial transport trucks.
Clark says the new program is similar to Drive Clean and ensures emissions meet certain standards. He says it shows the government’s continued commitment to climate change and the environment.
Written by: Jennifer Westendorp