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43pc of trucks powered by near-zero emissions diesel


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont near-zero-emissions diesel truck now make up 43.4 per cent of the diesel-powered commercial vehicles on the road.
"As more of America's commercial trucks rely on the newest, cleanest diesel technologies, greater air quality and fuel savings benefits are being realised by communities across the country," said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
"This progress is particularly important in the northeast states that make up EPA Region 3, as it is one of the heaviest trucking corridors in the nation. These new findings reinforce the importance of the new generation of diesel in delivering vital societal benefits today in the here-and-now. No technology is as vitally important to achieving current and future goals as advanced technology diesel engines."
Between 2011 and 2018, the use of the newest, cleanest diesel Class 3-8 trucks has saved 12.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and eliminated two million tonnes of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in northeast states. By 2030, the increased use of the cleanest diesel technologies is expected to deliver an additional 118.5 million tonnes of CO2 reductions and eliminate an additional 5.6 million tonnes of NOx.
Nationwide, the newest, cleanest, near-zero-emissions diesel truck technologies now make up 43 per cent of the nearly 11 million diesel-powered commercial vehicles on US roads, according to the Diesel Technology Forum's analysis of 2018-2019 U.S. vehicles in operation data (Class 3-8) provided by IHS Markit.

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