EPA sets new vehicle emission, fuel standards

Reuters News
|
Posted: Mar 03, 2014 10:04 AM

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules, known as Tier 3 standards, that aim to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions from cars and trucks.

The standards are expected to reduce tailpipe and evaporative emissions from cars, light trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles and some heavy-duty vehicles. The allowable sulfur content of U.S. gasoline will also be reduced.

The tailpipe standards will include phase-in schedules that vary by vehicle class but generally will start between model years 2017 and 2025, the EPA said.

Recommended
The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh
Pat Buchanan

(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Ros Krasny; Editing by Eric Beech)