09 Aug '11, 7pm

Fuel Economy Standards Set for Heavy Vehicles: For the first time in history, heavy-duty vehicles will have to...

Fuel Economy Standards Set for Heavy Vehicles: For the first time in history, heavy-duty vehicles will have to...

For the first time in history, heavy-duty vehicles will have to meet fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards. By 2018, big-rigs and semis will have to reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions by 20 percent from today’s figures. The standards are estimated to save approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the lifetime of the program. Although there would be increased sticker prices or necessary upgrades, the fuel savings would still be more than the higher cost over the lifetime of the vehicle, according to the White House. A semi-truck, for instance, could pay for upgrades with in a year and save $73,000 in fuel costs over the vehicle’s lifetime Although light-duty vehicles have had miles per gallon standards since 1975, this is the first time heavy duty has been regulated. “While we were working to improve the efficiency of cars and light-duty trucks, something i...

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