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

On May 30, 2018, Canada published final standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The new regulation is part of Canada’s economy-wide commitment to reduce GHG emissions 30% by 2030 compared to a 2005 baseline. This new round of requirements applies to model year (MY) 2021 through 2027 trucks and buses and MY 2020 through 2027 commercial trailers. The preceding Phase 1 regulation, finalized in 2013, affected commercial vehicles MY 2014 through 2017. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Phase 2 regulation closely aligns with the U.S. national standards.