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Mack, Volvo showcase EPA2010 technology in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mack and Volvo demonstrated their EPA2010-compliant engine technology this week for l...


Gina McCarthy, US EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, speaks in front of an EPA2010-ready Volvo VN780 on Sept. 29 during an event hosted by the Diesel Technology Forum in Washington, D.C.  The audience included government officials and lawmakers.
Gina McCarthy, US EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, speaks in front of an EPA2010-ready Volvo VN780 on Sept. 29 during an event hosted by the Diesel Technology Forum in Washington, D.C. The audience included government officials and lawmakers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mack and Volvo demonstrated their EPA2010-compliant engine technology this week for lawmakers in Washington.

 

Mack displayed a Pinnacle tractor and Volvo was on-hand with a VN (both equipped with selective catalytic reduction systems) at a Clean Diesel Power event. The truck makers touted their new SCR technology which slashes NOx emissions and reduces fuel consumption.

 

Officials also explained that SCR allows the engines to practically eliminate active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) – an event that requires a burst of fuel.

 

Mack is already building customer production level trucks at its Macungie Assembly Operations near Allentown, Penn. and Volvo is building EPA2010 trucks for customers at its New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va.


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