Daimler adds $9,000 surcharge for Cummins ISX15, SCR package

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Daimler Trucks North America on Tuesday, Sept. 1, announced that a $9,000 surcharge will be added to new vehicles with Cummins ISX15 engine and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology. Daimler will offer customers their choice in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010-compliant engines and emissions technologies from both Detroit Diesel and Cummins.

As previously announced on Aug. 8, vehicles equipped with Detroit Diesel BlueTec emissions technology and DD15 and DD16 big bore engines, as well as the mid-bore DD13, will be offered at the same $9,000 surcharge per vehicle. A surcharge of $7,300 will be added for the Cummins ISC8.3 engine, and $6,700 will be added to the price of vehicles equipped with Cummins ISB6.7 engines.

Daimler says the surcharges reflect costs associated with adding SCR to meet EPA’s more stringent near-zero emissions standards that take effect Jan. 1, 2010. SCR is an emissions technology that treats nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions downstream in the exhaust. SCR technology consists of an aftertreatment catalyst system designed to allow engine exhaust to be treated with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which reduces NOx into simple nitrogen and water.