President Commits to Reduce Oil Usage of Weighty Trucks
WASHINGTON (February 18, 2014) — President Obama reiterated his commitment to reduce America’s oil use with the announcement that his government will issue and finalize a brand-new form of gasoline efficacy and global warming air pollution standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles until his exit from office.
President Obama recently highlighted the economic and environmental advantages of his latest expectations, noting that moderate- and heavy-duty vehicles such as school buses and long tail tract or trailers will be paid for through tax dollars. These autos account for 25% of traffic on American roadways but use at least 25% of their gas to travel. These expectations form part of both his local climate Action approach this past year and Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) half the Oil plan.
Two decades after President Obama declared their new criteria, with a proposed launch date of March 2015, the new criteria – which apply to heavy duty trucks between 2014 and 2018–will likely:
By 2030, our annual petroleum intake will decrease to 390,000 barrels daily – roughly equivalent to the quantity of oil imported annually from Iraq.
Reduce CO2 equivalent pollution from 270 Million Metric Tons — equivalent to the emissions from over fifty million current passenger vehicles over their lifecycles.
Save personal truck drivers around PS 73,000 on gas prices during the lifespan of the subway system, too.
According to UCS’ investigation, web growth will contribute to an estimated 40,000 occupations nationally by 2020 and nearly 80,000 projects by 20-30.
UCS Research Shows That New Automotive Standards May Benefit From Increased Petroleum Imports and Discounts by Examining Petrol-Keeping Technologies Throughout Every Aspect of Vehicle Construction For instance, the new regulations only apply to a vehicle’s drivetrain or trailer and not its tow vehicle. Trailer and tract developments could reduce gas intake from combination sockets by as much as 3-5% with technologies available by 2017, compared to the 2-3% essential from recent expectations. Looking further ahead, with technologies expected to become available within the next ten years, fresh blend trucks may virtually monopolize their gas consumption compared to 2010 ranges.
Michelle Robinson, Manager of UCS’s Clean Vehicles method, provided the following statement:
- “The president’s statement emphasizes how essential it is for oil consumption from trucks that transport our meals and other home items across America. Since practically everything in our daily lives is transported on a vehicle, such expectations will guarantee these autos remain an important element of our region’s petroleum rescue efforts.”
- According to our 50% the Petroleum Plan, improving fuel efficiency of high fat trucks could cut petroleum consumption by 1 million gallons daily by 2035 – more than even Keystone XL pipe-line’s maximum potential. To take advantage of these potential cost savings and reap its financial rewards and tasks ahead, new systems that are both currently available and in years’ time must be examined closely.
- “The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Security Administration must build on the successful stakeholder engagement from your initial set of specifications to achieve quantifiable reductions in global warming emissions and petroleum use from moderate- and heavy-duty trucks,” according to a statement issued by California Air Resources Board.