Honeywell Turbo Technologies is an active member of a coalition which recently published a white paper authored by former Transportation and Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta supporting technology neutral policies as policymakers begin to implement new CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) regulations announced by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The white paper details Secretary Mineta’s support for technology neutral policies which do not favor one technology over another through consumer incentives, federal subsidies, testing standards, or technology specific credits. Recent policies have favored electric vehicles but have failed to help gain wide-spread acceptance from consumers or enhance the likelihood of significant growth of electrics in the United States. The white paper cites data suggesting significant technology advancements in conventional gasoline and diesel engines provide the most economical and efficient path to achieve President Obama’s new CAFE standards.
“Now that the government has set aggressive performance targets, it is critical that the Administration and regulators allow markets the freedom to innovate and choose the best technology to reach those targets. In this era of severe budget restraints, lawmakers should address the inequities in consumer incentives by eliminating language that favors one technology over another,” Secretary Mineta said.
The white paper was published by the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars, a national coalition supported by Honeywell focused on promoting technology neutral policies and the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology.
For more information, read the full white paper.