Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. report that combined, their orders of vehicles equipped with EPA 2010-compliant engines have surpassed the 10,000 mark.
“Passing the 10,000 mark in Class 8 orders is a testament to how well we’ve executed our EPA 2010 project,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president – sales and marketing for Volvo.
“The reports we’re getting from customers, particularly when it comes to performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency, have been extremely positive – and they’re the cleanest trucks in the world, to boot.”
“This milestone is in line with the fact that we were the first to achieve EPA 2010 certification, we had the trucks in customer hands early and often for testing, and we were ready to go soon enough to start production last fall,” said Kevin Flaherty, senior vice president – sales and marketing for Mack. “Customers are telling us we have the best EPA 2010 solution, bar none.”
Mack MP engines feature the Mack ClearTech selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, which delivers near-zero emissions and meets EPA standards without the use of emissions credits. Volvo’s Class 8 trucks with EPA-certified engines include the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 SCR engines and boast fuel economy improvements of up to 5 percent, stated a Volvo release.
Mack is part of the Volvo Group.
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