WARRENVILLE, Ill. — International Truck and Engine has announced it will meet EPA2010 emissions standards without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
The statement follows on the heels of a similar announcement by Cummins in September. Volvo and Detroit Diesel have already committed to SCR to meet the EPAs 2010 emissions requirements.
International said its MaxxForce engines will employ existing technology to meet 2010 standards, specifically exhaust gas recirculation coupled with a diesel particulate filter. International said in a release that the company spent years studying SCR, and concluded it is too costly and complex.
“I have publicly been an advocate of customer friendly emissions control solutions which do not add additional costs to our truck and bus customers. While SCR is a means to achieve the NOx reduction requirement for 2010, it comes with a steep cost to our customers,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our ability to achieve our goals without adding customer cost and inconvenience is a competitive advantage for International.”
The company said it will concentrate on an advanced fuel system, air management, combustion and controls to meet 2010 targets.
“This approach will best serve our core customers who value reduced product and service complexity as well as business planning continuity through another period of industry uncertainty,” said Jack Allen, president, International Engine Group. “Coming so soon after 2007 EPA standards, which mandated new engines and after-treatment systems that drove up the price of commercial vehicles, 2010 promises to be a less taxing time for International customers.”
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