Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations Canada 2014

Name of policy Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
Policy description "The objective of the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations (the Regulations) is to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by establishing mandatory GHG emission standards for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines that are aligned with U.S. national standards." (Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2013)

"The standards will be implemented beginning with MY2014 vehicles and engines, and will be fully phased-in by 2018. They require CO2 emission reductions ranging from 6% to 23% in the MY2017 timeframe (as compared to a MY2010 baseline), as well as limits on N2O and CH4 emissions and A/C leakage." (http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Canada:_Heavy-duty:_GHG) Standards apply to model years 2014-2018

Policy type
  • Energy efficiency1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2013
Start date of implementation 2014
End date of implementation
High impact GHG reduction
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/eng/regulations/detailreg.cfm?intReg=214

http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2013/2013-03-13/html/sor-dors24-eng.html http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Canada:_Heavy-duty:_GHG

Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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