Automobile Production in Canada and Implications for Canada’s 2025 Passenger Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards

This paper analyzes the Canadian vehicle manufacturing market and sales to estimate the possible impacts if Canada lowers its 2025 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards to align with the US federal government decision of March 2018, or maintains its existing standards in alignment with California, thirteen other US states and the District of Columbia. Canada’s decision could have impacts on its domestic automobile manufactures. The authors acquired vehicle production data by manufacturer, brand, and location of assembly plant for every model produced in Canada, drawing on data from IHS Markit. Their analysis shows that it would be advisable for Canada to maintain its current 2025 GHG standards for passenger vehicles, for both economic and environmental reasons. The advantages include: 1, Regulatory solidarity with California and the Section 177 states; 2, Support for domestic industry by sustaining GHG standards that promote the high efficiency vehicles that dominate the Canadian auto industry; 3, Placing Canada in a strong position to achieve its 2030 climate commitments; 4, Maintaining Canada's competitiveness in the global market.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Serial:
    • Working Paper
    • Volume: 2018-07
    • Publisher: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

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  • Accession Number: 01686746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 1:43PM