Daimler adds surcharge for models with SCR

Daimler Trucks North America will add surcharge up to $9,000 for Detroit Diesel and Cummins models that use EPA 2010-compliant engines and emissions technologies.

Vehicles equipped with Detroit Diesel BlueTec emissions technology, DD15 and DD16 big bore engines and the mid-bore D13 will require a $9,000 surcharge. A surcharge of $7,300 will be added for the Cummins ISC8.3 engine. Vehicles equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engines will require a $6,700 surcharge.

Daimler says the surcharges reflect costs associated with adding selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, which improves fuel economy and reduces nitrous oxide emissions to meet the EPA’s near-zero standards for 2010. SCR technology uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to treat engine exhaust and reduce harmful nitrous oxide gases into nitrogen and water.

To learn more about the surcharges for specific engine models and SCR technology, visit Daimler’s website.