The future of efficiency standards http://t.co/4rptPggp63
— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) September 28, 2015
The need for harmonised global efficiency standards has never been greater, but recent events suggest harmonisation is a distant goal.
For example, new EU standards are being proposed to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles.
However, at the same time in the US, President Trump is proposing to weaken the fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks set by his predecessor. The new proposal from the US Transportation Department and the EPA would freeze fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, and require dramatically fewer electric vehicles as more people continue to drive gasoline-powered vehicles.