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MOSSVILLE, Ill. -- Caterpillar has announced its certification from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for the...


MOSSVILLE, Ill. — Caterpillar has announced its certification from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s on-highway truck engines manufactured after Sept. 30.

The EPA certification allows the sale of Caterpillar engines in Canada and in 49 U.S. states with no restrictions. The newer engines will be similar to the company’s current engines but with some elements of Caterpillar’s ACERT technology. Engines will full ACERT technology will be available early next year.

The certification is conditional upon final EPA testing of production engines, however the EPA indicated that it doesn’t foresee any problems with granting Caterpillar full certification in the near future.


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