President Obama announced the first-ever fuel-economy rules for semis, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles — down to HD pickups.
The rules will start with model year 2014 and escalate through 2018, the Associated Press reported.
The rules break down the vehicles into three categories:
- Diesel semis will have to cut fuel use 23%.
- HD pickups and vans will have to do 10% better if they are gasoline-powered and 15% if they run on diesel.
- Everything else — from buses to garbage trucks to cement mixers — will have to cut use 9%. Continue reading