Kortrik, Belgium (October 20, 2011) - Cummins will display a US EPA 2010 ISL9 engine at Busworld (Hall 9, Stand 20) for the first time, reflecting the international reach of Cummins customers.
Neil Pattison, Cummins Automotive Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “As announced at the recent APTA show in New Orleans, this engine will meet the forthcoming 2013 regulations with the same capable base engine architecture as 2010. European vehicle manufacturers will be able to build on their recent success in North America and continue to export their Cummins powered product with minimal installation impact.”
The EPA 2013 emissions limits are similar to the challenging Euro 6 levels, also planned for introduction in Europe through 2013. Versus 2010, EPA 2013 requires all on-highway engines to be equipped with enhanced On-Board Diagnostics (OBD). OBD monitors emissions-related engine systems and components and alerts the operator of any malfunctions. It is designed to further enhance the engine and operating system by providing early detection of emissions-related faults. This also aligns with the OBD requirements of Euro 6.
In addition, new regulations for 2014 have recently been finalised by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation, instituting equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2) and fuel-efficiency standards. By burning less fuel in the engine, CO2 is simultaneously reduced. Cummins will meet both the OBD as well as the greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency requirements by the 1st January 2013, in order to give customers product consistency and reduce further engineering costs.
Cummins 2013 engines, including the ISL9, will continue to deliver exceptional reliability and dependability driven by the proven technology of the XPI common-rail fuel system, VGT™ Turbocharger and fully integrated electronic controls. The addition of an air intake throttle for 2013 will also create a closed-loop system, improving the efficiency of the engine and aftertreatment system. This will result in the ability to better optimise the balance of performance, fuel economy and emissions control, which in turn will deliver the durability and reliability that Cummins customers have come to expect. The Cummins Aftertreatment System with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology will remain as the technology solution for 2013 to deliver near zero emissions and industry leading fuel economy.
Also on display, the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine will move to EPA 2013 with minimal changes. As the industry-leading Midrange alternative fuel engine, the ISL G will continue to deliver reliable, ultra clean power to meet bus operators’ needs.
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 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010. Cummins Westport is a Cummins joint venture company with global responsibility for on highway alternative fuel engines. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminseurope and YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.