The Need for a Standard Index of Vehicular Pollution Intensity in the United States
Article from: OGEL 6 (2015), in Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with providing a guide to automobile consumers which indexes the smog output of a particular car and compares that car to others. The ratings system used is complicated and accounts for zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) as well as large trucks and everything in between. Unfortunately, this convoluted structure leads to a complexity which is simply not practical from the standpoint of the end user. The ad hoc addition of ZEVs clearly fails to produce any means by which to compare these against each other. In addition to being difficult ...