Policy update

Proposed second-phase greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles in Canada

On March 4, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada published proposed standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. These Phase 2 regulations would follow the Phase 1 regulation, which was finalized in 2013 and affected commercial vehicles between MY 2014 and 2017. ECCC’s Phase 2 regulation is designed to align closely with the U.S. national standards, which were finalized in October 2016 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This policy update summarizes the key elements of the proposed regulation, including the major vehicle and equipment categories, estimated costs and benefits, and Canada-specific provisions.