The EPA and Department of Transportation (DOT)’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized new standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. These standards are designed to improve fuel efficiency and decrease pollution in an effort to protect the environment. The final standards should lower CO2 commissions by 1.1 billion metric tons.
Fuel costs savings are expected to be $170 billion.
The program will promote cleaner and more efficient trucks with cost-effective technologies. The program, 4 years in the making, will benefit model years 2018 to 2027 for trailers and model years 2021 to 2027 for semi-trucks, pickup trucks, vans and more work trucks.
Date: August 30, 2016