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Volvo, Mack get nod from US EPA, CARB

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Volvo and Mack’s 2010 heavy-duty engines have received the green light from the...

A schematic of Volvo's SCR system.
A schematic of Volvo's SCR system.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo and Mack’s 2010 heavy-duty engines have received the green light from the EPA and CARB.


The Mack MP7 and MP8 and Volvo’s D11 and D13 have all been certified by the US EPA and California Air Resources Board, complying with the impending near-zero emissions standards.


“Achieving certification involved many dedicated employees working for many years,” said Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice-president. “It’s critical that our MP engines continue to deliver the power, performance, durability and reliability for which they are known.  Our customers now not only have the cleanest engines in the world, they also have the performance they expect from Mack.”


“EPA’s certification of these engines is a crucial milestone in Volvo’s journey to producing the cleanest diesel engines in the world,” said Scott Kress, senior vice-president of sales and marketing.  “We are already building EPA2010 trucks and are fully on track for large-scale production next year, which will help make the air cleaner, use fuel more efficiently and save money for our customers.” 


Both Mack and Volvo will be using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and claim there will be fuel economy benefits for customers. They also claim the technology essentially eliminates active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter (DPF).


“Volvo Trucks has complete confidence in our engines and SCR technology,” Kress said.  “We’ve used our global resources to develop leading engine and emission technologies as the standards became increasingly tighter in 2002, 2007 and now 2010. In these challenging times, our customers need very reliable, productive and efficient products, and that is what Volvo’s experience and capability delivered for 2010.”

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