Four million clean diesel trucks on US roads

Data reveals 40% of trucks in the US feature clean diesel engines

Four million clean diesel trucks on US roads

The uptake in clean diesel engines over the past decade has continued with a study finding 40% of the total US truck fleet now boast the more environmentally-friendly powertrains.

That 40% figure represents a fleet of 9.5 million medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Stringent emissions regulations have been enforced on new trucks since the year 2000 in the US with manufacturers responding with clean diesel technologies, including particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.

All of the trucks classified as a clean diesel vehicle by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is also operating on ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.

Allen Schaeffer is the executive director of the DTF, he says the results of the organisations research are encouraging.

“This newest generation of clean diesel trucks have nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions that are 99% lower than previous generations.

“This, along with 98% fewer emissions of particulate matter, result in significant clean air benefits throughout the US.”

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