Daimler announces pricing
for emission technologies
Aug 18, 2009 10:50 AM
Daimler Trucks North America announced pricing for meeting EPA2010 standards with its Detroit Diesel BlueTec or Cummins mid-range engine emissions technologies.
Emissions technology surcharges for vehicles equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 and DD16 big-bore engines, as well as the medium-bore DD13, will be $9,000 per vehicle. A surcharge of $7,300 will be added to vehicles equipped with the Cummins ISC8.3 engine, and a $6,700 surcharge will be added to the price of vehicles equipped with Cummins ISB6.7 engines. The surcharges reflect costs associated with adding selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
SCR is an emissions technology that treats nitrogen oxide emissions downstream in the exhaust so the engine can be tuned to run more efficiently and economically. SCR technology consists of an aftertreatment catalyst system that allows engine exhaust to be treated with a non-hazardous fluid known as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) that reduces harmful NOx into simple nitrogen and water.
Mark Lampert, senior vice-president of sales for Daimler Trucks North America, said, “Customers are reporting up to a 5% increase in miles per gallon with BlueTec-equipped EPA2010 test engines hauling freight today.”
Detroit Diesel BlueTec fuel efficiencies are the result of three optimization factors: base engine-out NOx levels, diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration intervals, and exhaust backpressure. In addition, reduced reliance on exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) lowers heat rejection which means no expansion of cooling capacity and no resulting impact on aerodynamics or underhood packaging.
Daimler Trucks North America will offer a choice in engines and emissions technologies from Detroit Diesel and Cummins.
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