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US Requires New Efficiency Standards for Trucks and canadian viagra safety Buses

Along with the recent announcement of increased efficiency standards for cars, the US government is also, for the first time, setting efficiency standards for trucks and buses and other heavy-duty vehicles which have previously not had an efficiency standard.

The new regulations apply to three categories of vehicles (combination tractors (semi-trucks); vocational vehicles (such as transit buses); and heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans) and take effect beginning in 2014 and run through 2018. Under these new requirements, national oil consumption is expected to decrease by 530 million barrels. The program is also expected to provide a savings of $50 billion in benefits to vehicle owners.

Furthermore, by the 2018 model year, specific program goals call for semi trucks to http://vignovin.com/viagra-ed be 20% more efficient than current levels, and heavy-duty pickups and vans are to be 15% more efficient, while vocational vehicles to be 10% more efficient.

As was the case with the recent automotive standards, these new truck and heavy-duty standards have also been generally well accepted by the industry.

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written by Saul, August 15, 2011
Are these new efficiency standards only for new vehicles or would they apply to vehicles already in use, as well?
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written by Jon, August 16, 2011
There is no way to apply the standards to vehicles already in use. How would you increase the click now generic cialis without prescription efficiency of united healthcare viagra an existing semi truck by 20%? If you can solve that I am sure there a lot of trucking companies that would be very interested.

I wonder why the standards are only in place for 4 years?
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written by Devon, August 16, 2011
It's interesting how there have been no previous standards on these types of vehicles. Just as a side note, public transit buses in Toronto and the GTA use solar panels to generate energy for AC units and other devices within the vehicle normally using the battery.
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written by Joel Couch, August 16, 2011
Are these new efficiency standards only for new vehicles or would they apply to vehicles already in use, as well?


I don't know the details about the new regulations, but the recommended site cialis sale CAFE standards for auto emissions only apply to the sale of new vehicles.
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written by millerm277, September 01, 2011
The standards aren't only for 4 years, they get tougher after that automatically (I think you misread), it isn't that they're only putting them in place for a couple years.

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