FLEET AVERAGING

General

Marginal note:Meaning of fleet
  •  (1) In sections 25 to 33 and 36, “fleet” refers to the engines and vehicles — grouped in accordance with this section — that a company manufactures in Canada, or imports into Canada, for the purpose of sale in Canada to a first retail purchaser.

  • Marginal note:Groupings of engines and vehicles into fleets

    (2) A company that opts to conform under paragraph 11(1)(d), must group its engines and vehicles referred to in subsection (1) into one or more of the following fleets, with each fleet consisting of all of its:

    • (a) outboards and personal watercraft engines;

    • (b) conventional inboard engines;

    • (c) snowmobiles;

    • (d) off-road motorcycles;

    • (e) utility vehicles; or

    • (f) all-terrain vehicles.

  • Marginal note:Grouping of utility vehicles and all-terrain vehicles

    (3) Despite subsection (2), a company may group utility vehicles and all-terrain vehicles into a single fleet.

  • Marginal note:Voluntary exclusion

    (4) Despite subsection (2), for the purposes of sections 25 to 31, a company may exclude from any of its fleets the engines and vehicles that are covered by an EPA certificate and sold concurrently in Canada and the United States, if the number of those engines and vehicles sold in the United States during a given period exceeds the number of those engines and vehicles sold in Canada during that period. The consequences of that exclusion are set out in subsections 25(3) and 30(2).

Fleet Average Emission Credits and Deficits for Engines

Marginal note:Obtaining credits
  •  (1) For the purposes of subparagraph 162(1)(b)(i) of the Act, a company obtains emission credits in relation to a given emission type in respect of a fleet of engines referred to in subparagraph 11(1)(d)(i) for a given model year when

    • (a) the determination under subsection 26(1) of the fleet average emission credits or deficits for the fleet is a positive number, which indicates that overall the emissions in respect of the fleet for that emission type are less than the emissions allowed under the applicable standards for the engines of that fleet for that emission type; and

    • (b) the company reports those credits in its end of model year report under section 33.

  • Marginal note:Emission types

    (2) The emission types referred to in subsection (1) are as follows:

    • (a) HC + NOx exhaust emissions for the 2012 and subsequent model years; and

    • (b) CO exhaust emissions for the 2012 and subsequent model years.

  • Marginal note:Result of excluding EPA certified engines

    (3) A company that excludes engines in accordance with subsection 24(4) from a fleet of engines for a given model year

    • (a) is ineligible to obtain fleet average emission credits in respect of that fleet; and

    • (b) forfeits all fleet average emission credits, obtained in respect of previous model years, for that fleet.

  • Marginal note:Election to not determine

    (4) A company may elect to not determine the fleet average emission credits or deficits for any emission type for a given model year in respect of a fleet of engines if every engine in that fleet conforms to the family emission limit that is applicable to that emission type, which must not exceed the applicable standards for engines of that model year referred to in section 13 or 14, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Deemed fleet average emission credit

    (5) If a company makes an election under subsection (4), the determination under subsection 26(1) for the emission type for which the election was made in respect of that fleet of engines for the model year in question is deemed to be equal to zero.