Volvo Trucks North America’s D11 and D13 engines have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board as meeting upcoming 2010 diesel emissions standards, the most stringent in the world, Volvo has announced.
The company says it is the first truck manufacturer to have its heavy-duty diesel engines certified for 2010 by both EPA and CARB. The engines have been fully certified to meet EPA’s stringent standards without the use of emissions credits, according to Volvo.
Volvo Trucks’ emissions technology for EPA2010 does more than cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) to near-zero levels. Using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx, Volvo says it improved fuel economy and reduced emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2.
“This fights global warming and reduces dependence on imported petroleum,” according to a written statement from the company, announcing the certification. “SCR also helps eliminate active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), which saves additional fuel.”
All heavy-duty diesel truck engines produced after Jan. 1, 2010 must meet the new standards. Volvo’s experience with SCR technology includes the accumulation of 5 million miles with 50 test vehicles in customer field test fleets in North America.
For a full, unedited press release on this from Volvo, click on the “Industry Resources” section of www.BetterRoads.com  and then “Press Releases.”