EPA Will Update GHG Emission Standards for Trucks

Aug. 24, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial trucks. This includes "targeted updates to current Phase 2 GHG emissions standards," according to EPA officials.

The agency is working on a series of what it calls "major rulemakings" over the next three years.

The first, to be finalized in 2022, will apply to heavy-duty vehicles, starting with model year 2027.

A second rule "would set more robust GHG emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles sold as soon as (model year) 2030 and beyond."

Click here to read MTD's recent report about how tougher fuel standards are pushing truck tire manufacturers to cut rolling resistance even more.

The EPA also recently announced plans to "set robust federal GHG emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks to secure pollution reductions through model year 2026," as reported yesterday on www.moderntiredealer.com.