TAMPA, Fla. — Cummins announced yesterday that it is ready for the strict 2007 EPA emissions standards.
The announcement came just prior to the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council meetings. The company says its current engine lineup will be available in its entirety as 2007 rolls around and all engines will be compliant with the 2007 emissions standards.
Cummins will continue to use Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) to meet the standards, but like other manufacturers Cummins will also add a diesel particulate filter to the equation. A crankcase ventilation system will also be required to meet the impending standards, Cummins officials said.
“With more than 300,000 cooled-EGR engines on the road, and over 30 billion miles of experience, we are confident in the customer advantages provided by our 2007 engines and emissions solution,” said Ed Pence, Cummins vice-president and general manager of the Heavy-Duty Engine Business. “Cummins is the only company with the key in-house technologies that enable the engine, air handling and aftertreatment system to be totally integrated for optimal reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership.”
Pence said Cummins’ field testing is ahead of schedule, with about 2.5 million miles racked up on 2007 engines. All of the engines involved in field tests are operating under real-world conditions with actual fleets, he added.
For a full report on Cummins’ plans for 2007, see the April issue of Truck News and Truck West.
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