Cummins Inc. on Monday announced that it received certification for its complete lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meeting both the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards which take effect in January 2017. Fuel efficiency is improved across the commercial vehicle engine lineup from 5 liters to 15 liters.
“Cummins is committed to providing customer-focused innovation as soon as it is ready,” said Amy Boerger, vice president – sales and support. “For example, efficiency improvements implemented in the 2016 ISX15 400 horsepower-to-475 horsepower ratings will provide customers with fuel economy gains over the 2013 ISX15, ranging from 2.5 percent on the base engine up to 7.5 percent with a SmartAdvantage Powertrain with ADEPT features.”
Throughout 2014 and 2015, Cummins implemented efficiency enhancements that enable its engines to meet EPA 2016 and GHG 2017 requirements. On-Board Diagnostics requirements are met with enhanced monitors, ensuring that exhaust tailpipe emissions stay within the EPA limits. A Particulate Matter sensor has been implemented, and electronic controls have been enhanced to interact with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid quality sensor implemented by Original Equipment Manufacturers on DEF tanks. With a focus on continuous improvement, Cummins plans to incorporate further product enhancements to improve performance, reliability and efficiency throughout 2016.
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