Volvo Trucks notes that trucks equipped with emissions reduction technology to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards for 2010 on-highway diesel engines will carry a $9,600 surcharge
Source: Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, N.C.
Volvo Trucks Class 8 models equipped with emissions reduction technology to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards for 2010 on-highway diesel engines will carry a $9,600 surcharge. The premium will apply to models powered by Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, and the Cummins ISX. Each engine will meet EPA’s lower nitrous oxide emissions threshold through selective catalytic reduction (SCR), plus agency-mandated onboard diagnostic systems.
Volvo’s SCR package figures to carry much of what sister brand Mack Trucks displayed in early February at World of Concrete 2009, Las Vegas. Anchoring Mack’s WOC booth, the Granite included a diesel exhaust fuel (DEF) tank mounted alongside the main fuel tank, plus an additional treatment chamber in which the DEF will be used to neutralize exhaust sufficient for the EPA NOx threshold.
Volvo Trucks Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Scott Kress notes the 2010 engine technology will bring immediate benefits for the environment and improve fuel economy for truck operators. The company’s substantial research and development, he adds, enables the Volvo engines to achieve near-zero emissions of NOx through SCR.