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Volvo now taking orders for EPA2010 trucks

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Volvo Trucks North America has announced it's now taking orders for its EPA2010-compliant ...

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has announced it’s now taking orders for its EPA2010-compliant trucks with selective catalytic reduction (SCR).


Volvo boasts the latest generation vehicles are the “cleanest trucks in the world” and will increase fuel efficiency and allow fleets to reduce their carbon footprint.


Production of EPA2010 Volvo’s will begin in the Fall with deliveries to commence a few weeks later, the company announced.


“A number of customers have expressed an interest in placing SCR-equipped units in their fleets ahead of 2010,” said Scott Kress, senior vice-president, sales and marketing. “This gives early adopters the opportunity to gain familiarity with the technology and the benefits of SCR. It’s another example of Volvo Trucks following through on our commitment to customers to be ready to go for 2010. Volvo is ready. How many other manufacturers can say that?”


Volvo says customers will also enjoy the elimination of active diesel particulate filter regeneration events.


“These trucks will deliver the near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy SCR-equipped Volvo trucks have demonstrated over two winters and more than three million miles of North American customer testing,” Kress added. “We have also demonstrated that our ‘No Regen’ promise is a reality that will bring additional fuel economy improvements by eliminating active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter.”


By mid-June, Volvo said it had already received orders for 50 EPA2010 trucks. Another reason for rolling out EPA2010 trucks early is to allow the production line at Volvo’s New River Valley truck plan to ramp up more efficiently.


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