Obama targets fuel efficiency in new emissions regs

Christopher Goodfellow - 25 May 2010

President Barak Obama is planning fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2014-model medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Under the presidential memorandum the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency will develop the new standard, which includes provisions for the development of electric vehicles.
Obama said the government believes that "we can increase fuel economy by as much as 25% in tractor trailers using technologies that already exist today".
The new rules are expected to be released on 30 July 2011.

Under the presidential memorandum the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop the new standard, which includes provisions for the development of electric vehicles.

Obama said the government believes that "we can increase fuel economy by as much as 25% in tractor trailers using technologies that already exist today".

The new rules are expected to be released on 30 July 2011.

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