In response to the regulatory proposal to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses released today by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U S Department of Transportation (DOT), Navistar said it will work closely with the EPA and DOT to ensure this program expands the use of existing technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, improves overall fuel efficiency, and properly incentivizes the early introduction of advanced technologies.
“Navistar has been actively engaged in providing solutions for improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions,” said Daniel Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “While it’s too soon to evaluate all elements of the proposed regulations, we are committed to engaging with the EPA and DOT on this issue. We look forward to working together with government and industry leaders in the months ahead to implement changes that will benefit the customers and communities we serve with cleaner, more fuel efficient commercial vehicles.”
Navistar already has introduction an all-electric medium-duty truck that has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a clean fuel fleet vehicle as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification as a zero emissions vehicle. With no tailpipe emissions, each eStar truck can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 10 tons annually, according to Navistar.