COLUMBUS, IN – Engine manufacturer Cummins received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III standards, which apply to all vehicles under 14,000 pounds GVWR.
The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000-pound GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards, according to Cummins.
“Being the first in this segment to certify to these new standards demonstrates our continued commitment to the environment, and meeting more stringent requirements without hardware changes allows us to maintain the proven capability and reliability that our customers have grown to expect,” said Jeff Caldwell, general manager, pickup business.
Under LEV III, the nitrogen oxide and non-methane organic gas standards are combined into a single nitrogen oxide and non-methane organic gas standard, along with extension of emissions-useful life to 150,000 miles for emissions control systems.
LEV III standards also introduce more stringent nitrogen oxide and non-methane organic gas fleet average requirements, which phase in from MY 2015-2022 for all medium-duty vehicles. These new standards were adopted by CARB in January 2012.
The certification comes after Cummins announced, in early 2014,its latest environmental sustainability plan, which outlines the company’s biggest opportunities to reduce its environmental footprint – from the materials it buys to its products in use.
Cummins began providing diesel engines to Chrysler in 1988, and has shipped over 2-million engines in the last 25 years.
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