Fuels Institute Report Spotlights Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

A new paper outlines options for policymakers seeking to reduce commercial vehicle emissions.

December 20, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Fuels Institute has released a new paper that outlines key considerations when crafting and implementing emissions-reduction policies that affect medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

“Considering that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV) contribute 24% of the nation’s transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is no wonder that there is a push to lower emissions policies and strategies,” said John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels Institute.  “However, the MHDV market plays an integral role in moving the economy of the country forward and cannot be expected to simply go away soon.”

The considerations presented in the paper, “Policy Considerations: Emissions Reduction Proposals Affecting Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles,” are meant to prompt robust and comprehensive discussions about the various options available to policymakers to pursue successful policies that balance the various needs of the market while achieving significant reductions in GHG emissions.

“As policymakers throughout the nation consider policies to address MHDV emissions, it is critical to understand the unique characteristics of the vehicles in operation and the important role they play in moving the economy of the country forward,” wrote the Fuels Institute in a statement.

Some of these considerations are similar to those presented by the Fuels Institute in March 2021 relative to light-duty vehicles, but many are very specific to larger, commercial vehicles.

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