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EPA Study on Diesel Tuners

JayTheCPA

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Don't forget CARB has made out of state business owners use DPF equipped trucks to run on CA roads.
Did not know about that element, but it does not change the perspective.

Even with California requiring out-of-state commercial vehicles to install DPF hardware, this is still a static requirement that does not (easily) allow for other technological improvements. Put another way, even though this is an arguably cleaner alternative than what the non-California States allow, it still locks-down the emissions on a vehicle and requires it to remain the same over the vehicle's life.

As a part of the perspective that CARB stands in the way of progress is that there are other States which either leverage or mirror the CARB standards. So, by CARB making an expensive and onerous task out of showing that a change is beneficial, it has a wide net of effect for all the other States that follow-along with this philosophy.
 

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GB has banned all new diesel and petrol powered vehicles starting in 2040...electric vehicles everywhere but at what cost?
Will electric power generation needed to power the vehicle charging infrastructure create more pollution/environmental problems than fossil fuels? The worlds civilian populations will be left to foot the bill for corporate pollution under the guise of defeating "global warming."

 

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IIRC, GB is also deploying a fleet of hydrogen powered transit buses. If they are able to replace all their ICE engines with fuel cells, then banning the ICE by 2040 is an easy target. Seem to recall that diesels were already banned from sections of downtown London.

Agree that the big question is whether the energy source powering this new fleet of electric vehicles is clean. If nothing else, an electric powertrain is currently around 40% more efficient than an equivalent ICE powertrain, so at a a a minimum the electric vehicle should cause less pollution even if its energy comes from the dirtiest of them all (ie: coal).
 
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