2007 prototype technology on display for first time

The future of clean diesel technology will be on display in Washington next week, including advanced technology tractor-trailer trucks, a hybrid diesel-electric bus, a state-of-the-art delivery van and a pickup prototype.

Beginning in 2007, diesel trucks and buses will be virtually emissions-free and will play a leading role in helping cities meet strict new air quality standards recently unveiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thanks to unprecedented investment in the research and development of advanced emissions technologies, the diesel industry is on track to meet these aggressive new standards that require a 99% emissions reduction compared to unregulated levels.

Advanced clean diesel technologies will be on display from leading manufacturers, including Caterpillar, Cummins, DaimlerChrysler, Eaton, GM-Allison, International, Johnson Matthey and Volvo/Mack. Vehicles were developed in a cooperative effort between manufacturers and the Department of Energy through the 21st Century Truck Partnership.

The 21st Century Truck Partnership is a cooperative effort between industry and government. The Partnership works to identify and develop technologies that meet the goals of improving engine efficiency, reducing emissions, and improving the safety of trucks and buses.

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