EPA certifies PACCAR 2010 engine

Christopher Goodfellow - 18 May 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified PACCAR's MX 12.9-liter diesel engine engine as compliant with the 2010 emissions regulations, with production for Kenworth and Peterbilt models to start this summer.

Jim Cardillo, PACCAR president, said: "The EPA certification is an important milestone in establishing the PACCAR MX engine in North America. The proven performance of the PACCAR MX engine will deliver outstanding reliability and durability, as well as excellent fuel efficiency and lower operating costs to our customers," adding over 1,500 Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles with MX engines have already been ordered.

Production of the PACCAR MX engine will being this summer at PACCAR's new facility in Columbus, MS, and will be available with a horsepower range of 380 to 485. The engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to reduce NOx emissions and meet the EPA's standards.

"The MX engine meets the stringent emission standards of 0.2 grams per brake horsepower hour of NOx and the 0.01 grams per brake horsepower hour of particulate matter," said Craig Brewster, PACCAR vice president. "The combination of SCR, a diesel particulate filter and controlled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) will provide PACCAR customers a highly efficient solution to the 2010 emission requirements."

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