Fuel Economy Standards for Large Vehicles

U.S. Congress has tasked the U.S. Department of Transportation with developing fuel economy standards for large vehicles, view such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks whose fuel consumption currently is not regulated. These types of vehicles consume more that 25% of the various types of fuel used within the United States.

In a report to be release on March 31st looking at various technologies and methods for reducing fuel consumption of heavy duty vehicles. The National Research Council, reviews fuel saving technologies and recommends approaches the federal government could take to regulating these vehicles’ fuel consumption.