Detroit Diesel engines meet EPA certification

PORTLAND, Ore. — Detroit Diesel Corporation‘s engines with the BlueTec emissions control system have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for meeting new 2010 regulations.

The BlueTec engines – including the DD13T, DD15T and DD16T – were developed by Detroit Diesel to meet the specific needs of North American trucking and uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce emissions to near-zero levels.

Detroit Diesel says the new BlueTec system improves engine efficiency and operations. Based on extensive testing, these improvements have been proven to consistently deliver fuel economies up to 5 percent over 2007 engines, bringing value to customers while reducing production of greenhouse gases (CO2) and reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Prior to certification, the Detroit Diesel engine line with BlueTec had completed more than 28 million equivalent miles of testing, including one and a half million miles of real world freight hauling experience by customers.

"We received 2010 certification on December 30th and have already loaded our first batch of production engines on the line in our Redford, Michigan engine facility. The 2010 certification is a great way to start the year," said David Hames, general manager, marketing & strategy, Daimler Trucks North America. "But, more than that, we are pleased to further improving on our advanced family of engines that is already proven to meet our customers’ need for performance, fuel economy, durability and reliability."

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