Canada begins consultations on vehicle emission standards
“Cleaner cars are good news for the planet, and they save Canadians money at the pump. This means more money in the pockets of middle-class families. We’re committed to cutting pollution across the transportation sector while maintaining a strong and competitive auto industry. This review will help us enact regulations that will protect the environment and grow the economy.”
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Canada. Automobiles and light trucks account for about 11 per cent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions are expected to have decreased by 7 million tonnes in 2030 because of increasing stringency for new model year 2022 and later vehicles.
Canada’s regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks have been aligned with those of the U.S. since the 2011 model year.
Canada also has stringent air-pollution regulations for light-duty vehicles, which are also helping to improve air quality and the health of Canadians. The most recent amendments introduced stricter limits on air-pollutant emissions beginning with the 2017 model year in alignment with the U.S.
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