The future of fuel economy: Taking the next step

The future of fuel economy: Taking the next step

Phase 2 GHG rules will have wide-ranging impact on industry

Back in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency kicked off the first steps of its long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial vehicles. Phase 1 of the greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards were for model-year 2014-2018 vehicles. The California Air Resources Board estimated the first phase would save $8.5 billion in fuel costs and 5 billion gals. of diesel fuel nationally by 2020. Now, EPA and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA

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