The U.S. just released world-leading standards for reducing fuel use and carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, known as HD “Phase 2”. These new rules go into effect as soon as 2018 for trailers and 2021 for trucks and buses.
The final rules are more stringent than what was proposed in draft just a year ago and will lead to significantly more efficient heavy vehicles. To understand how these rules are structured and how they will work, CALSTART hosted a webinar that tackled several questions, including:
• What are the details of these new rules?
• How will they work?
• What are the implications for long haul trucks and vocational vehicles?
• What technologies will we see over the next decade?
• Will California adopt the rules, modify them, or chose a different path?
These and other issues were discussed directly by the agencies involved, together with addressing key industry and fleet questions. Speakers include Bill Van Amburg, Senior V.P., CALSTART; Matt Spears, Center Director, Heavy-Duty Diesel Program, US EPA; and Kim Heroy-Rogalski, Chief, Mobile Source Regulatory Development Branch, ARB. Missed this event? Listen to the recording and download the presentations here.