Cummins has announced certification for its complete lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company’s engines thus meet the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in January 2017.
According to Cummins, fuel efficiency is improved across the commercial vehicle engine lineup from the new 5.0 liter V8 ISV to the 15 liter ISX.
"Cummins is committed to providing customer-focused innovation as soon as it is ready," said Amy Boerger, Vice President - Sales and Support. "For example, efficiency improvements implemented in the 2016 ISX15 400-hp to 475-hp ratings will provide customers with fuel economy gains over the 2013 ISX15, ranging from 2.5 percent on the base engine to 7.5 percent with a SmartAdvantage Powertrain with ADEPT (SmartCoast) features."
Cummins has been on a fuel-economy kick throughout 2014 and 2015, enabling the company to meet EPA 2016 and GHG 2017 requirements early. On-board diagnostics requirements are met with enhanced monitors that ensure exhaust tailpipe emissions stay within the EPA limits. A particulate-patter sensor has been implemented, and electronic controls have been enhanced to interact with the diesel exhaust fluid quality sensor. The DEF sensor is used by truck OEMs on their vehicles’ DEF tanks.
Cummins says it is focused on continuous improvement and plans to incorporate further product enhancements to improve performance, reliability and efficiency throughout the coming year.
Customers seeking more information can call Cummins Care at 1-800-DIESELS (1-800-343-7357).