Cummins Inc. says it has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014. Cummins says its 2014 greenhouse gas certification is the first engine certificate issued by the EPA.
“The certification of the ISX15 demonstrates Cummins commitment to deliver products that exceed both environmental and customer requirements. We are confident that we’ll receive certification for our other on-highway engines well before the end of the year,” says Jeff Jones, Cummins’ vice president – sales and market communications.
Cummins says it entire lineup of on-highway engines for truck, bus, RV and specialty-vehicle markets will enter production on Jan. 2, 2013. All engines are expected to be certified a full year early to the 2014 greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules.
The EPA 2013 regulations require the same near-zero emission levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter as were required beginning in 2010. Cummins says the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency regulations will be required for all heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engines beginning in January 2014.