In the North American marketplace for more than a year, Volvo’s No Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology has rapidly become the EPA’10 solution of choice as more and more customers gain experience with the product.
The most tested products in the history of Volvo Trucks North America, Volvo’s EPA’10 trucks with SCR can deliver a 5 percent or more fuel efficiency improvement and near-zero NOx and particulate emissions. Volvo is part of the first heavy-duty truck manufacturing group to receive EPA’10 certification, without the use of emissions credits, and began filling customer orders with production engines in the fall of 2009. “Volvo was ready with the EPA’10 technology and in production by September 2009,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. “As soon as we received our EPA certification last November, we were able to get the new trucks in the hands of our customers.”
“During the past year, our dealers, customers and drivers have become fans of Volvo’s EPA’10 products,” Huibers added. “We now have thousands in daily operation with customers, providing significant benefits to the industry in terms of emission reduction, fuel efficiency and overall productivity.”
Volvo’s EPA’10 solution consists of its well proven and fuel efficient D11, D13 and D16 engines coupled with highly proven SCR exhaust aftertreatment technology.
“Using aftertreatment – removing the targeted oxides of nitrogen or NOx downstream rather than in-cylinder – allows the engine to be retuned for maximum fuel efficiency,” said Ed Saxman, Volvo’s powertrain product manager.
U.S.-based Heritage Transport and Canada-based Challenger Motor Freight were among the first to embrace Volvo’s EPA’10 solution and experience the benefits it has to offer.