Cummins' Charleton: Calibration has led to further improvements in fuel economy

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 April 2011

Significant calibration improvements have increased the fuel economy efficiency of Cummins 2010 engine models, according to its Vice President and Chief Technical Officer-Engine Business.

Steve Charleton told the attendees at the Mid-America Trucking Show: "The past decade was about who could meet emissions best, and I think we did that. The winner of the next decade will be about who delivers fuel economy best," according to Truckinginfo.

Charleton added that real-world data had confirmed its EPA-2010 compliant ISX15 delivers a 6% fuel economy over its 2009 models "and then some". Cummins' new engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to meet the EPA's new guidelines and achieve a higher fuel efficiency.

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