Cummins Engine First to get EPA Certification

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Cummins ISX 15 engine

Cummins ISX15 engine is the first engine to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.

The engine, which goes into production starting Jan. 2, 2013 – along with the entire lineup of Cummins on-highway engines for truck, bus, RV and specialty-vehicle markets – also meets the EPA’s 2013 regulations.

“Cummins 2013 truck engines will deliver better fuel economy with no major hardware changes,” said Jeff Jones, Cummins Vice President – Sales and Market Communications. “This results in improved reliability due to stable architecture.

“The certification of the ISX15 demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to deliver products that exceed both environmental and customer requirements,” Jones added. “We are confident that we’ll receive certification for our other on-highway engines well before the end of the year.”

Cummins ISX15, the top-selling engine in the heavy-duty truck market, will deliver higher levels of fuel efficiency and reliability in 2013. Efficiency improvements to the base engine include optimized combustion and reduced parasitic load through high-efficiency water, fuel and lube pump systems. The ISX15 will achieve up to a 2 percent fuel economy improvement over today’s product.

The ISX15 for 2013 uses the same proven base engine with the XPI fuel system, VGT™ Turbocharger, Cummins Aftertreatment System with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, and fully integrated electronics.

Cummins’ entire lineup of on-highway engines are expected to be certified a full year early to the 2014 greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules. The EPA 2013 regulations require the same near-zero emission levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) required beginning in 2010.

The new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency regulations will be required for all heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engines beginning in January 2014.

On-Board Diagnostics, which were introduced on the ISX15 in 2010, are also required across the full on-highway product line in 2013. On-Board Diagnostics will provide enhanced service capability with standardized diagnostic trouble codes, in-cab warning lamp and service information availability.

Cummins Care is available at no charge for all Cummins engines, including natural gas engines. Cummins Care provides a trusted information source for questions regarding the latest engine and product technology.

The Cummins Care team is also prepared to answer all operational questions on topics such as fuel and oil specifications and maintenance intervals. Cummins Care representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-343-7357).

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