Saturday, April 14, 2012

Canada moves emission regulations in line with USA

CVMALogo_thumb Regulations have been proposed by the Government of Canada that would put fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium- and heavy duty vehicles in line with those in the USA.

Proposals would cut emissions from on-road heavy duty vehicles and engines, such as large pick-up trucks and short/long-haul tractors; as well as garbage and cement trucks, buses and more; for the 2014 model year and beyond.

According to estimates, if the proposals are implemented, greenhouse gas emissions from 2018 heavy duty vehicles would be reduced by 23 per cent compared to those sold in 2010. It will also allow the Government of Canada to bring its emission standards and test procedures in line with those in the United States.

The announcement has received support from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA); Ford; Chrysler; General Motors; and Navistar.

According to the CVMA (logo, pictured), an aligned approach is the most effective way of reducing new heavy duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The move is an important part of the Government of Canada’s overall climate strategy – which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent in 2020 compared to 2005 levels.

The Green Car Website

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