|Cummins Ready to Deliver Fuel Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions as New National Rule is Announced|
The agencies released a final rule that sets new standards for engines, on-highway tractors, vocational vehicles, trailers and heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans. The Phase 2 standards, intended to drive further reductions in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, are an important step toward achieving national climate and energy goals and delivering cost-saving benefits to owners.
“With nearly 100 years of engine expertise, we are well-positioned to
develop products that comply with this new rule and meet our customers’
“The EPA and ARB should work collaboratively with the goal of maintaining a national, heavy‐duty NOx and GHG program,” Padmanabhan added. “Cummins is committed to working with both agencies to determine the best path for achieving real‐world reductions.”
Cummins has a long history of demonstrating its leadership in developing the technologies needed to meet tough emissions standards and improve fuel efficiency that are the hallmarks of not only its North American products, but products across the globe. For example, Cummins certified early to meet the Phase 1 fuel efficiency standards in 2013 and 2016 and the Company was among the first to meet the EPA’s rigorous on-highway emission standards in 2002, 2007 and 2010.
Cummins latest generation of midrange and heavy-duty engines are ready to meet 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards with not just lower fuel consumption, but also bring enhanced performance with innovative technology to offer a new level of capability for every type of truck and bus application. Field-test drivers have reported a superior driving experience that has surpassed expectations in terms of both pulling and braking power, as well as fuel-efficiency and uptime.
A first for the market, every 2017 engine is factory-ready to enable Cummins Connected Solutions™ applications with real-time diagnostics plus Over-the-Air (OTA) engine programming and customization – without a visit to a service bay. Advanced features for heavy-duty engines such as ADEPT™ SmartCoast and Predictive Cruise Control (PCC) make every driver an expert, as the system can even sense the road ahead, anticipating acceleration and coasting for maximum efficiency through minimal effort. The market-leading 6.7-liter B Series engine now offers an up to 7% fuel economy improvement over current product and even further savings and emission reductions with the innovative Stop-Start capability.
“Fuel efficiency has long been a focus of our technology development. We
look forward to reviewing the final rule now that it is published and
working with all our stakeholders to make sure both the customer and the
environment benefit from it,” said
“Cummins will continue to put our customers first, while building on the
past 30 years in which we’ve reduced engine emissions in