18 Aug '11, 3pm

New @NWF report: Fuel efficiency standards to deliver “Trucks That Work” for #wildlife and economy

New @NWF report: Fuel efficiency standards to deliver “Trucks That Work” for #wildlife and economy

More efficient trucks mean truck owners save big. Under the final standard, heavy duty pickup and van owners save over $6,000 over the life of the vehicle – even after accounting for the cost of new technology. The added upfront costs are paid back in less than two years, and the report shows how many truck owners start saving on day one. Owners of the largest trucks, long-haul tractor-trailers, save $74,000 per truck, and that’s after accounting for additional technology cost. Better fuel efficiency also helps insulate individual, business and government budgets against the risk of rising fuel prices, while fuel savings and technology leadership aid the economy.

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-b...

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