Mack, Volvo engines get EPA approval

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified that Volvo Trucks North America’s new engines for 2007 will meet new lower emissions requirements taking effect Jan. 1. The Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines officially meet new emissions standards, which reduce allowable emissions of nitrogen oxides by a minimum of 50 percent and emissions of soot by 90 percent.

More than 70 trucks are testing Volvo’s new engine family for 2007, with nearly 30 trucks in customer fleets and the remaining trucks in corporate testing. Together, they have accumulated about 2 million test miles, with a number of trucks accumulating between 50,000 and 150,000 miles to date, Volvo says.

Mack Trucks, a member of the Volvo Group, also announced that its MP engine series has been approved by the EPA to meet the emissions standards. Mack is using a combination of proven exhaust gas recirculation technology and a diesel particulate filter to satisfy the new requirements.