Volvo pledges support for next phase of efficiency regulation

By |  February 20, 2014

The Volvo Group publicly committed its support to working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the second phase of a national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Volvo made its announcement following the Obama Administration’s statement that the EPA and NHTSA develop and issue the next phase of standards by March 31, 2016. According to a press release, the agencies are expected to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking by March 31, 2015.

“As a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses and engines, we remain committed to producing products that reduce our carbon footprint and offer increased fuel efficiency benefits to our customers,” says Susan Alt, senior vice president, public affairs for Volvo Group North America, in a press release. “The Volvo Group wants to ensure that Phase II of the national program establishes a complete vehicle standard to optimize fuel efficiency in a cost-effective manner that offers the most benefit to customers and the environment.”

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