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The US is tightening greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar30,2024

USA tighten greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the strictest US greenhouse gas emissions standards for large vehicles, such as large trucks and buses.

What is known

These rules apply to heavy-duty vehicles from 2027 to 2032 model years and are aimed at reducing emissions – one of the main sources of pollution that causes climate change.

New the standards call for a reduction of 1 billion tons in emissions by 2055, which is equivalent to reducing the pollution from 13 million tanks of gasoline.

Heavy vehicles play a significant role in greenhouse gas emissions. The new EPA standards also aim to improve air quality for the 72 million Americans who live near freight corridors.

These new standards are estimated to result in annual fuel and maintenance savings of $3,700 to $10,500 for heavy-duty vehicles. trucks purchased in 2032.

Such a move to introduce new vehicle emissions standards will be part of the U.S. strategy to meet the climate goals set by the Biden administration and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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