Feds announce plans to improve fuel efficiency
Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent was in Mississauga this morning to announce Ottawa's final regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road, heavy...
Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent (right), announced regulations he says will improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for new heavy-duty vehicles today (Feb. 25) at Bison Trucking on Shawson Dr. With him are, from left, Ontario Trucking Association CEO David Bradley, Bison's director of maintenance Mark Irwin and Norm Sneyd, Bison's V.P. of business development
Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent was in Mississauga this morning to announce Ottawa's final regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road, heavy-duty vehicles and engines.
Kent visited Bison Transport to announce the government's plan to align Canada's environmental regulations with those of the United States.
The regulations will enforce strict standards for 2014 to 2018 model-year vehicles such as full-size pickups, semi-trucks, garbage trucks and buses. The government estimates greenhouse gas reductions of 19.1 megatonnes over the lifetime of 2014 to 2018 vehicles.
Regulations will remain in effect for all subsequent model-year vehicles. Those vehicles will have to adhere to the 2018 standard.
"With these tough new measures, GHG emissions from 2018 model-year heavy-duty vehicles will be reduced by up to 23 per cent," Kent said. "The regulations will also lead to improved fuel efficiency. For example, a semi-truck operator driving a 2018 model-year vehicle will save up to $8,000 per year in fuel."
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