Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced on Oct. 1 that its ISX15 engine earned certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving EPA 2013 standards and the greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for 2014. The 2014 greenhouse gas certification issued to Cummins is the first engine certificate the EPA has issued for 2014.
The Cummins ISX15 is the best-selling engine for heavy-duty trucks and promises to attain higher levels of fuel efficiency and dependability. Cummins ISX15 for 2013 will still use the same base engine with XPI fuel systems, VGT TM Turbocharger, Cummins After Treatment System with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology with fully integrated electronics. Enhancements to the base engine include optimized combustion, reduced parasitic load via high-efficiency water, and fuel and lube pump systems. These improvements will garner a 2 percent better fuel economy over current engines.
“Cummins 2013 truck engines will deliver better fuel economy with no major hardware changes,” said Jeff Jones, Cummins Vice President – Sales and Market Communications. “This results in improved reliability due to stable architecture…[t]he 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.” Production for Cummins array of on-highway engines for trucks, buses, RVS and specialty-vehicles will begin Jan. 2, 2013. All engines are expected to follow the 2014 greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency regulations.
EPA’s 2013 standards require the same near-zero emission levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) as the 2010 standards. Beginning in January 2014 new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency regulations will be mandatory for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engines. On-Board Diagnostics, first introduced in the ISX15 in 2010, will still be required on the 2013 on-highway product line. On-Board Diagnostics will offer improved service capability with standardized diagnostic trouble codes, service tool interface, in-cab warning lamp and available service information. Cummins Care will still be offered for all EPA 2013 certified engines and natural gas engines free of charge.
Cummins Care, with its strong commitment to customers, provides a reliable information source for questions concerning latest engine and product technologies. The Care team is also available to answer questions about fuel and oil specifications and maintenance intervals. Cummins Care representatives are available by phone (1-800-343-7357) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
About Cummins Inc. Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011. Press releases can be found on the Web. Follow Cummins on Twitter and on YouTube.