Hino Trucks, which will utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations, announced it will implement an emissions surcharge of $6,700 per vehicle.
"SCR is an exhaust after-treatment technology that reduces NOx significantly from the exhaust by injecting a precise amount of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) downstream of the engine," explained George Daniels, Vice President, Service Operations for Hino. "It allows the engine to operate at max performance level without the additional engine stress needed to control NOx with EGR alone. We are seeing excellent results in our customer field test units."
The infrastructure to efficiently distribute Diesel Exhaust Fluid in the U.S. is rapidly being established. DEF will be available through all 176 Hino dealers. In addition, a coalition of industries - including truck manufacturers, truck stops, retail fueling stations, fuel distributors and DEF producers will have established bulk DEF filling stations across North America.
For Hino Trucks, the ability to meet strict emissions and maintain fuel efficiency without compromising driving power and performance is a priority. Hino created a new web microsite, www.hinoscr.com, that is dedicated to explaining how Hino has developed technology to meet or exceed the 2010 guidelines and what that means to Hino owners.
In addition to this informational site, Hino Trucks has scheduled a series of 2011 model year launch events for its dealers beginning the first week in December. During these launch events, the national dealer network will test drive and learn about Hino's new 2011 product strategy and technologies.