U.S. regulators to unveil final rule on truck emissions limits

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 10:45 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday will announce final regulations setting fuel efficiency standards on medium- and heavy-duty trucks through 2027 that will cut 1.1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The rule sets first-ever greenhouse gas emissions limits on heavy-duty combination tractors and requires up to 25 percent lower emissions by 2027 for tractors used with tractor-trailer vehicles, delivery trucks, school buses, and other larger commercial vehicles, and will save $170 billion in fuel costs, the source said. The rule also requires annual increases in efficiency of 2.5 percent from 2021-2027 for heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)