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January 15, 2016

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

January 15, 2016 – With another new year behind us, it is time to set resolutions for the future: governments around the world have already begun planning through the year 2027, and they’ve placed some hefty goals on all of us. These goals range in scope from fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to road-safety and public health, but here at Hyliion we’ve been monitoring their development to ensure that the Hyliion suspension system will exceed compliance standards. To start with, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created medium- and heavy-duty...

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September 16, 2015

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 136 which was first established in June of this year. The standard is designed to ensure compliance of heavy truck tractors and large buses with new rules regarding Electronic Stability Control (ESC), hoping to reduce untripped rollovers and mitigate severe oversteer and understeer conditions which lead to loss of control. In a 2011 research note, the NHTSA found, based on the agency’s estimates regarding the effectiveness of ESC systems, the rule will prevent 1,424 to 1,759 crashes per year resulting in 505 to 649 injuries...

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June 19, 2015

EMISSIONS MANDATES

EMISSIONS MANDATES

June 19, 2015 – The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced plans for Phase 2 of the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards which are scheduled to take effect in 2021. Phase 1 has already begun implementation as of 2014, with the intent of reducing GHG emissions by 6 billion metric tons over the lifetime of vehicles sold between 2014 and 2018, and by all accounts has been considered an administrative success. The mandates for these rules stem from President Obama’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan, which sought to...

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