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EPA's SmartWay Transport Partners Deliver Fuel-Saving Technologies for Today's Fleets

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EPA's SmartWay Transport Partners Deliver Fuel-Saving Technologies for Today's Fleets

June 15, 2007 --The SmartWay™ Transport Partnership is a program for truckers, designed by truckers (ATA working with EPA), to save fuel while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

The program aims to save between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year which equals eliminating between 33 -66 million metric tons of CO2 emissions and up to 200,000 tons of NOx emissions per year.

EPA’s Transportation & Air Quality Program Innovative Partnerships include SmartWay and the National Clean Diesel Campaign.

Modeling, Testing and Researchis conducted by the Clean Automotive Technology Program (which includes a complete automotive testing laboratory, and National air quality models

Regulations to reduce emissions from new vehicles, engines & motor fuels cover Passenger vehicles (cars, light trucks), Large trucks and buses, and Nonroad – recreational, farm, construction, lawn & garden, aircraft, locomotive and marine vehicles.

The SmartWay Focus is to accelerate technology deployment.

Most of the 600,000 US truck fleets are small fleets or owner-operators who often do not purchase new vehicles and/or retrofit equipment, due to cost considerations. Medium and large fleets who do purchase new equipment may be slow to adopt new technologies, due to cost or performance uncertainty. Heavy trucks can stay on the road for decades – so technology evolution is slower to reach “legacy” fleet.

SmartWay Upgrade Kits and SmartWay Tractors and Trailers

SmartWay upgrade kits include fuel-saving technologies that are EPA tested. Upgrade kits are offered by dealerships and vendors. Original equipment manufacturers offer tractors and trailers with SmartWay-specifications

Innovative Financing for SmartWay Upgrades

  • Increase access to capital with loan programs and other innovative financing concepts for “SmartWay Upgrade Kits.”
  • SBA-guaranteed SmartWay loan offered through several financial institutions
  • Several states offer loans or grants through their energy or Small Business office
  • Opportunities to leverage Carl Moyer and TERC funding

    SmartWay Transportation Partnership
    Cheryl L. Bynum
    Technology and Fuels Team Leader

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