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UCS: 40% Less Fuel Use by Heavy Duty Trucks, Creating $30B in Savings, Feasible with Existing Technology

The Union of Concerned Scientists announced this week that new heavy-duty truck fuel-efficiency standard from the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due out this spring, should require at least a 40 percent decrease in fuel use, which is achievable with existing technology and would result in billions of dollars in fuel cost savings and cut more than 110 million tons of CO2 emissions.

“A new fuel-efficient truck will be more cost-effective than a conventional truck after just 18 months,” said UCS’ Dave Cooke. “A standard this strong will save America more oil every year than the entire annual production output of Alaska.”

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