NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles
The proposal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles Phase 2, builds on the first rule from 2011, which affected trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles manufactured from 2014-2018. Phase 2 is expected to be finalized in 2016 and covers vehicles built after 2018.
“Today’s proposal has the potential to be a win-win-win that will lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce fuel costs and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, said Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.
NGVAmerica says it will work with the EPA, NHTSA and the administration to finalize a Phase 2 rule that will create more opportunities to use natural gas to reduce fuel costs and emissions.
“Under the Phase 1 rule, natural gas trucks and buses are already delivering lower fuel costs and reduced emissions to fleet operators and consumers nationwide,” said Godlewski. “We have appreciated the administration’s collaborative effort in developing this proposal.”
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