Navistar to adopt DEF-type treatment for MaxxForce power

Sources: Navistar International Corp., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff

To maintain compliance with 2010 Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for heavy-duty diesel engine emissions—and prepare for EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation greenhouse gas rules in 2014 and 2017—Navistar has scheduled rollout of a new clean engine solution, In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+), for early next year.

ICT+ combines the advanced in-cylinder engine expertise Navistar has parlayed in  its MaxxForce 11 and 13 models with urea-based aftertreatment—a method Cummins and truck OEM deployed for their initial EPA 2010 compliance. “Our distinctive solution will leverage the investment we’ve made in clean engine technology while providing immediate certainty for customers, dealers, employees and investors,” says Navistar CEO Daniel Ustian. “We have made tremendous progress with in-cylinder technology and with the introduction of ICT+ our goal is to offer the world’s cleanest and most fuel efficient diesel engine—benefiting both our customers and the environment for years to come.”

By incorporating an already proven and certified aftertreatment system, he adds, the company looks forward to seamlessly offering production-ready vehicles in early 2013. Furthermore, the approach is expected to provide a clear path to achieving GHG standards effective with 2017 models. The company intends to continue to build and ship current model EPA-compliant trucks in all vehicle classes using appropriate combinations of earned emissions credits and/or non-compliance penalties during the transition to ICT+.

“We’ve shared our new technology path with the EPA and California Air Resources Board, and both agencies are encouraged by our plans,” notes Ustian. “We will continue to work with the agencies to ensure that our customers receive uninterrupted deliveries in all 50 states during this transition.”