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Mack, Volvo welcome EPA guidance on SCR technology

GREENSBORO, N.C. and LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have thrown their support to ...


GREENSBORO, N.C. and LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have thrown their support to the US Environmental Protection Agency after reviewing the groups document which outlined the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet the federal emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2010. Representatives from each company have expressed appreciation for the guidance, which they say is an important step in the effort to bring the technology solution to market.

We are convinced that SCR is the best choice for continuing to dramatically reduce diesel engine emissions in 2010, while delivering optimal performance and fuel efficiency for our customers, said Peter Karlsten, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America. The EPA has provided an important guide for the many stakeholders working to address the urea infrastructure and other issues necessary to bring this clean diesel technology to the North American market.

Mack has been successfully running SCR systems on prototype trucks since 2000, logging more than two million miles on 10 customer vehicles. Macks parent company, the Volvo Group, has had extensive experience with SCR in Europe, including more than 23 million test miles and more than 40,000 SCR-equipped production vehicles to meet the Euro 4 emissions standards that took effect on Oct. 1. In addition, Volvo Trucks North America has accumulated more than six million test miles with SCR systems on customer trucks in the US.


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