Volvo Trucks advocates SCR development
Sep 1, 2007 12:00 PM
The United States Environmental Protection Agency issued guidance March 27 regarding the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the federal emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2010. After reviewing the document, Volvo Trucks North America expressed its appreciation for the guidance, which it considers an important step in the effort to bring this technology to market.
“We are convinced that SCR is the best choice for continuing to dramatically reduce diesel engine emissions in 2010, while delivering optimal performance and fuel efficiency for our customers,” said Peter Karlsten, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Trucks North America. “The EPA has provided an important guide for the many stakeholders working to address the urea infrastructure and other issues necessary to bring this clean diesel technology to the North American market.”
Volvo's development efforts for North America will draw on the Volvo Group's experience with SCR in Europe, which includes more than 23 million test miles, as well as more than 40,000 SCR-equipped production vehicles to meet the Euro 4 emissions standards that took effect Oct 1, 2006. In addition, Volvo Trucks North America has accumulated more than six million test miles with SCR systems on customer trucks in the United States.
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