Volvo Trucks announces $9,600 emissions technology surcharge

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Volvo Trucks North America announced Monday, March 2, that its trucks with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 emissions reduction technology will include a surcharge of $9,600. VTNA says this cost is associated with the new technology necessary to meet the strict new emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, which take effect Jan. 1, 2010.

“Our emissions reduction technology for 2010 will bring immediate benefits for the air we breathe without using emissions credits, while at the same time significantly improving fuel economy for our customers,” says Scott Kress, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Volvo Trucks will achieve near-zero emissions of NOx with selective catalytic reduction. We have made substantial investments in research and development to accomplish these extraordinary goals.”

Volvo says the surcharge will apply to new trucks built with D11, D13 and D16 engines, as well as those with the Cummins ISX; all of the engines will be equipped with SCR aftertreatment. The new technology also includes the development of advanced onboard diagnostics (OBD) systems required by the new emissions regulations.