09 Aug '11, 9pm

Fuel Economy: It's Not Just for Cars Anymore: Under new government rules, medium trucks are likely to end up usi...

The Obama administration issued fuel economy standards on Tuesday for medium and heavy trucks, the first time the government has regulated vehicles over 8,500 pounds. The vehicles in this category range from the very largest S.U.V.’s, and pickup trucks that are too big to be household vehicles, all the way to 18-wheelers, which have a maximum loaded weight of 80,000 pounds. But in one sense the economics are the same for a 4,000-pound car or a truck weighing 20 times that much: better fuel economy usually means paying more for the new vehicle but also saving money at the pump. One argument for government fuel economy standards is that car buyers almost always focus on the purchase price as opposed to the total cost, including the operating cost. Yet medium and heavy trucks are mostly owned by companies, which often have accountants, engineers and other professionals who ca...

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Fuel Economy: It's Not Just for Cars Anymore

green.blogs.nytimes.com 09 Aug '11, 9pm

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nwf.org 09 Aug '11, 3pm

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nwf.org 18 Aug '11, 3pm

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