Allison Transmission has announced its support of new standards issued by the US EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
“Given the complexity of the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturing sector, we embraced the opportunity to work with the EPA and NHTSA to review technical issues and conduct additional testing in developing the new standards,” said Deborah Gordon, vice president of mobile source emissions regulatory activities for Allison Transmission.
The Phase 2 program is expected to lower carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1.1 billion t, save vehicle owners fuel costs of about US$170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 2 billion barrels over the lifetime of the vehicles sold under the program. Phase 2 will also use emerging technologies that are not yet in widespread use.
“With the ability to recognise fuel-saving features in our transmissions, we support use of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Model (GEM) as the program’s primary certification tool,” said Gordon. “Our latest technologies are already enabling our customers to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing performance.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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