The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued guidance on March 27 regarding the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the federal emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2010. After reviewing the document, Volvo Trucks North America today expressed its appreciation for the guidance, which it considers an important step in the effort to bring this technology solution to market.
“We are convinced that SCR is the best choice for continuing to dramatically reduce diesel engine emissions in 2010, while delivering optimal performance and fuel efficiency for our customers,” said Volvo Trucks North America President & CEO Peter Karlsten. “The EPA has provided an important guide for the many stakeholders working to address the urea infrastructure and other issues necessary to bring this clean diesel technology to the North American market.”
Volvo’s development efforts for North America will draw on the Volvo Group’s extensive experience with SCR in Europe, which includes more than 23 million test miles, as well as more than 40,000 SCR-equipped production vehicles to meet the Euro 4 emissions standards that took effect on October 1, 2006. In addition, Volvo Trucks North America has accumulated more than six million test miles with SCR systems on customer trucks in the U.S