Okay, so this isn’t the reason that it will be green, but it’s an interesting incentive at the very least (alternatively just a stupid empty election promise ploy). Read the story in the Toronto Star.
From the article:
“Climate-conscious motorists who pilot a Prius or scoot around in a Smart car could find themselves parking for free or passing in the car-pool lane under an aggressive new incentive program unveiled today in Canada’s most polluted province.
By this time next year, provided Ontario’s Liberal government is re-elected in October, Ontario residents who buy environmentally friendly, low-emission cars and trucks would get a green-hued licence plate that entitles them to such possible perks as free parking and access to high-capacity commuter lanes.”