TORONTO, June 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association supports the announcement by Environment and Climate Change Canada introducing more stringent Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Standards for heavy duty vehicles for model years 2021-2027. These standards, which are aligned with those in the United States, will deliver another material transportation-related emission reduction toward Canada's climate change and emission reduction objectives.
"Vehicle manufacturers are spending hundreds of billions of dollars bringing new fuel saving technologies, including electric vehicles to market that will continue to significantly reduce GHG and criteria emissions from new light and heavy duty on-road vehicles. Canada can further capitalize on the largest opportunity for near term GHG reductions, improved air quality and more comprehensive vehicle safety performance using policies which will accelerate the turnover of older vehicles in the existing on-road vehicle fleet", said Mark Nantais, President.
In the transportation sector, the Government of Canada has a record of introducing a series of extremely stringent regulations which are aligned with the U.S. (recognizing the highly integrated market) to address motor vehicle emissions on a national basis including:
On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations – Tier 2 – 2004-2016 model years
Passenger Car and Light Duty Truck GHG Emission Regulations – 2011–2016 model years
Heavy Duty Vehicle & Engine GHG Emission Regulations – 2014–2018 (and subsequent model years)
Passenger Car and Light Duty Truck GHG Emission Regulations – 2017–2025 model years
On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations – Tier 3 – 2017-2025 model years (the most stringent national standard in the world)
Heavy Duty Vehicle & Engine GHG Emission Regulations – 2021–2027 model years
About the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association is the industry association that has represented Canada's leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles for more than 90 years. Its membership includes FCA Canada Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Company. Collectively its members account for approximately 60% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships. 130,000 jobs are directly tied to vehicle assembly in Canada. Direct and indirect jobs associated with vehicle manufacturing are estimated at over 500,000 across Canada. Please visit www.cvma.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)
For further information: Mark Nantais, President, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, 416.364.9333, 416.560.4005