After seven months of building Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 certified and compliant engines, Cummins said it has shipped more than 20,000 heavy-duty and midrange engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment.
The company said its engines are delivering on promises of better fuel economy, better reliability and better performance.
“Our technology experience and our own testing of the alternatives to meet the EPA 2010 emissions levels give us great confidence in our SCR solution,” said Rich Freeland, Cummins’ president of engine business. “Our 2010 products are delivering up to six percent better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions, and they are meeting the near-zero emissions levels required by EPA 2010 standards.”
Cummins said it was the first engine maker to meet the 2010 emissions standards – a full three years early – with both the Ram Turbo Diesel and the Cummins Westport ISL G. During that time, the company said it was producing SCR systems for Europe and is the leading manufacturer worldwide.
The company said its ISX15 Family 1 engines feature onboard diagnostics (OBD) with improved emissions control warnings and alerts to the vehicle operator. OBD will be required by the EPA and will be featured on all engine families beginning in 2013.