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June 15, 2018

Canada issues new carbon-pollution regulations for trucks

The Government of Canada announced new heavy-duty vehicles, starting in 2020. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, said in a communique that the regulations will become increasingly stringent in the years ahead.

Canada's revised heavy-duty vehicle emissions regulations will reduce greenhouse gases from on-road heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers. The updated regulations apply to both the manufacture and importation of heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers, in Canada.

The regulations will introduce stronger standards for vehicles and engines in model year 2021, and they will increase in stringency up to model year 2027 to give heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers and owners time to adapt.

The updated regulations also introduce standards for trailers that are pulled by transport trucks. These standards are designed to make pulling trailers easier, thus improving a truck's overall fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The new standards apply to most new trailers manufactured on or after January 1, 2020, with stringency increasing in the years ahead.

Once the updated regulations are fully phased in, some vehicle-types can expect carbon pollution reductions of up to 25 percent from model year 2027 heavy-duty vehicles.

Link: Canada's heavy-duty vehicle regulations