Cummins Turbo Diesel Certified To CARB LEV Standards
Cummins announced that the 6.7L Turbo Diesel it supplies for the Ram pickup has been certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle 3 (LEV 3) standards.
The LEV 3 new standard, which will be implemented in 2015, applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb. GVWR. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup and Cummins said it is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8501-14,000 lb. GVWR segment to be certified to LEV 3.
Under LEV 3, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) and non-methane organic gas (NMOG) standards are combined into a single NOx+NMOG standard, along with extension of emissions-useful life to 150,000 miles for emissions control systems. LEV 3 standards also introduce more stringent NOx+NMOG fleet average requirements, which phase in from model year 2015-2022 for all medium-duty vehicles. The standards were adopted by CARB in January 2012.
"At Cummins, we demand that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment," said Jeff Caldwell, general manager - Pickup Business. "Being the first in this segment to certify to these new standards demonstrates our continued commitment to the environment, and meeting more stringent requirements without hardware changes allows us to maintain the proven capability and reliability that our customers have grown to expect."
Cummins began providing diesel engines to Chrysler in 1988, and has shipped over 2 million engines in the last 25 years.Edit Module