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EPA, CARB certify Volvo Trucks North America’s Near-Zero Emissions Diesel Engines for 2010

Volvo Trucks North America’s D11 and D13 engines have been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board as meeting upcoming 2010 diesel emissions standards, the most stringent in the world.

Volvo is the first truck manufacturer to have its heavy-duty diesel engines certified for 2010 by both EPA and CARB. These engines have been fully certified to meet EPA’s stringent standards without the use of emissions credits.

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 improved fuel economy and reduced emissions of CO2. SCR also helps eliminate active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), which saves additional fuel.

All heavy-duty diesel truck engines produced after 1 January 2010 must meet the new standards.

Comments

Stan Peterson

Meeting T2B5 is NOT almost zero pollution. It is much better than what the phony greens allow in Europe. But all T2B5 does is require that diesels, emit no more toxic pollution than what the dirtiest gasoline car USED TO allow. By that criterion its not really asking much.

Gasoline ICEs have gotten munch, much, cleaner since that standard was promulgated, a relatively long time ago. You probably can't find a single new gasoline car or light truck that is as dirty as T2B5. Indeed most are at sub-T2B2, and constantly getting cleaner. In fact most new designs meet the PZEV, or true ZEro Pollution levels meant for electric and fuel cell cars.

We all welcome that Volvo is NOW complying with the T2B5 standard, but then so is every other manufacturer, and some have been doing it for a long while. Chrysler, for example, complied with the 2010.5 T2B5 standard in the 2007 model year, back in the late fall of 2006!

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