October 2, 2012 by Minuteman Trucks
Article Source: Successful Dealer
Cummins Inc. announced on Oct. 1 that it has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014. Cummins 2014 greenhouse gas certification is the first engine certificate issued by the EPA, the company says.
Cummins says the ISX15 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, and the ISX15 will achieve up to 2 percent fuel economy improvement over today’s product. Cummins ISX15 for 2013 uses the same base engine with the XPI fuel system, VGT turbocharger, Cummins aftertreatment system with diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction technology, and fully integrated electronics.
“Cummins 2013 truck engines will deliver better fuel economy with no major hardware changes,” says Jeff Jones, Cummins vice president of 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. We are confident that we’ll receive certification for our other on-highway engines well before the end of the year,” Jones says.