Volvo, Mack Engines Certified for ‘07

Posted on November 29, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified that Volvo Trucks North America’s new engines for 2007 will meet new lower emissions requirements taking effect January 1, the company announced. The Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines were certified by EPA to meet the very stringent new emissions standards which apply to all heavy-duty diesel engines built after January 1, 2007 for on-highway trucks.

“This is another clear indication that Volvo’s 2007 engines will perform to the expectations of our customers,” said Peter Karlsten, president and CEO. “We filed for certification in July and have used the time since then to continue our preparations for 2007. Our engines will meet the very high standards of our customers, while at the same time preserving clean air for future generations.”

There are currently more than 70 trucks testing Volvo’s new engine family for 2007, with nearly 30 trucks in customer fleets; the remaining trucks are in corporate testing, including in high altitude and climatic extremes. Approximately 2 million miles have been accumulated to date in Volvo’s testing program, with a number of trucks accumulating between 50,000 and 150,000 miles to date.

Mack meanwhile announced that its MP engine series have been certified to the 2007 emissions standards. Mack is using a combination of proven Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to satisfy the new requirements, which reduce allowable levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by a minimum of 50% and particulates (soot) by a minimum of 90% from today’s already very clean levels.

“This milestone further confirms the effectiveness of our ’07 solution, and the fact that we are ready to deliver the performance and value that our customers expect and demand from Mack,” said Paul Vikner, president and CEO.