COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The vice chairman of Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) told the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that forced government mandates on technology will not help the country progress towards zero-emissions in the transportation sector.
Tony Satterthwaite was joined Tuesday by others in the powertrain sector to explain what the industry needs to drive innovation in transportation.
“In our experience, performance-driven standards allow us to reduce emissions today, and continue to innovate and improve as infrastructure challenges are addressed,” said Satterthwaite. “And we do not believe a technology mandate will be helpful.”
Satterthwaite says when technology is pushed into the market before it is ready, it can have a negative effect. He says costs are typically higher and reliability lower which…