New Energy Bill Means First Ever Fuel Economy Standards for Medium and Heavy Trucks

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The new ener­gy bill con­tains high­er fuel econ­o­my stan­dards for light vehi­cles and no incen­tives for alter­na­tive fuels or oil com­pa­nies. For the first time, ener­gy leg­is­la­tion requires that work trucks have fed­er­al fuel econ­o­my stan­dards. These are expect­ed to be deter­mined by 2016 as a joint effort by US DOT, US DOE and US EPA.