The DaimlerChrysler Truck Group has posted more than 100,000 orders for Blue-Tec trucks since Mercedes-Benz introduced the urea SCR diesel emissions control system in early 2005.
More than 80,000 Blue-Tec trucks are currently on the road, with more than 95% of them already meeting the Euro 5 emissions limits that will take effect from October 2009.
Since 2005, Mercedes-Benz has been gradually incorporating Blue-Tec into its product range, beginning with long-haul trucks. The technology was available to customers long before the new emissions limits became binding. Since then, most other European truck manufacturers have adopted the Blue-Tec technology featuring SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust treatment with the use of the additive AdBlue.
The Truck Group and its five brands—Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Fuso—sold 537,000 trucks worldwide last year.