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EPA’s proposal doesn’t go far sufficient in electrifying heavy-duty automobiles

EPA’s proposal doesn’t go far sufficient in electrifying heavy-duty automobiles


Tesla is urging the Biden administration to undertake stricter heavy-duty emission limits than people who have been proposed by the Environmental Safety Company (EPA) again in April. Whereas the EPA’s proposal outlined a path in direction of the electrification of the US’ heavy-duty transportation sector, Tesla has argued that the company’s ideas don’t go far sufficient. 

Tesla reportedly famous that the emission limits for heavy-duty vehicles ought to be as stringent because the truck emissions rules of California. The EV maker additionally referred to as for the elimination of credit that might make it simpler for truckmakers to adjust to emissions rules. With out tighter requirements, the corporate acknowledged that the rule would “not meet the authorized benchmark of the Clear Air Act to guard the nation’s public well being and welfare.”

As per the EPA’s proposal, 50% of recent vocational automobiles, equivalent to rubbish vehicles and buses, may very well be EVs by 2032. The proposal additionally instructed that 35% of recent short-haul freight tractors and 25% of recent long-haul freight tractors may very well be electrical on the identical time timeframe. Medium-duty automobile guidelines are additionally anticipated to chop emissions by 44% over 2026 necessities, as famous in a Reuters report.

As a part of its feedback, Tesla pointed to its personal Class 8 all-electric truck, the Semi, which began buyer deliveries final December. The Semi is just being produced in small numbers at this time, however its real-world efficiency appears promising. Tesla famous that it’s anticipated to hit a manufacturing charge of about 50,000 Semis per 12 months. Vital volumes of the all-electric truck are additionally anticipated beginning round late 2024, the EV maker acknowledged. 

Tesla additionally reportedly submitted the Semi’s manufacturing plans via 2030 to the EPA. The plans, nonetheless, weren’t made public. “Reaching the 50,000 annual manufacturing degree would quantity to twenty% of all annual gross sales in (mannequin 12 months) 2027. This implies Tesla’s manufacturing aim alone would far exceed the 5% EV gross sales deployment EPA anticipates in 2027,” Tesla wrote.

Tesla’s stance is comprehensible contemplating the presence of the Semi in its lineup of automobiles. Tesla can also be the undisputed chief in EVs in america, so an aggressive shift in direction of electrical mobility within the heavy-duty sector can be useful for the corporate. Curiously sufficient, trade group American Trucking Associations has adopted the exact opposite stance as Tesla. The group argued that the EPA’s proposal is just too aggressive, and it additionally “depends on know-how that’s at early-stage and lacks the real-world demonstrated maturity in comparison with confirmed inside combustion engine automobile (ICEV) applied sciences.” 

The EPA’s April proposal may be considered under.

2023-07955 by Simon Alvarez on Scribd

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Tesla: EPA’s proposal doesn’t go far sufficient in electrifying heavy-duty automobiles



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