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Prentice plans new emissions standards for heavy trucks

Will harmonize standards with the U.S.

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Heavy trucks, which account for six per cent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions, will soon be subjected to new emissions standards, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said at a news conference today. “These new regulations would apply to new heavy-duty vehicles and engines manufactured or imported for sale in Canada, starting between the 2014 and 2018 model years,” he said, adding that the new rules will also apply to full-sized pickups, delivery vehicles, buses, freight vehicles, service trucks, garbage trucks and dump trucks. Ottawa will work with the U.S. to harmonize standards, with a draft expected to arrive in the fall.

Reuters

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