Continuing on its path to meet the latest emissions requirements through its Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) MaxxForce engines, Navistar (NYSE: NAV) today announced it is on track with its 2010 engine testing.
“We are on track with our strategy of 2010 emissions compliance through the use of our EGR-only solution, and are ahead of schedule in some cases,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group. “With our line-up of MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines, we’re delivering a simple and straightforward solution that places the responsibility of emissions compliance on us, the manufacturer, not the customer.”
Navistar has completed rigorous testing and analysis in both its engine labs and field test units during the last 18 months. This past March, Navistar completed its final stages of cold-weather testing in northern Minnesota.
The final validation testing at high altitude and high temperature is being conducted in Nevada and the mountainous regions of Colorado. Navistar engineers are currently completing the final evaluation of engine performance in high elevations with aggressive inclines and declines.
Now that the warm summer months are here, Navistar engineers will travel to desert-like conditions in Arizona and Nevada to complete its 2010 hot weather testing. Navistar has more than 60 test vehicles in operation today, logging thousands of miles each and every week. As testing and validation is finalized in preparation for launch, these 2010 test vehicles will have logged millions of driving miles in real-world conditions.
Since January, Navistar has been conducting extensive training sessions with customers and dealers, explaining the differences between EGR and SCR technology as well as the benefits from Navistar’s early introduction of lower NOx technologies for the environment and our customers.