Inc. officials said last week that the company would phase out its
“bridge” engines by year’s end and that it would roll out heavy-duty
versions of its new ACERT engines starting next month, according
to press reports.
move means Caterpillar would no longer have to pay penalties to
the Environmental Protection Agency because the bridge engine’s
exhaust emissions exceed levels that went into effect in October
company said that when ACERT engines are certified and production
begins, EPA’s non-compliance penalties will cease as the bridge
engines phase out.