U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Caterpillar Inc.’s
third engine equipped with ACERT technology. With this certification,
Caterpillar is the first engine manufacturer to offer both medium-
and heavy-duty truck and bus engines that meet EPA’s 2004 emissions
third EPA-certified Caterpillar engine with ACERT technology is
the C15 engine, a clean diesel engine used by large North American
truck fleets and owner-operators. Full production of the engine,
offered in the 435 to 550 horsepower range, will begin in the third
quarter of this year.
certification demonstrates that production of ACERT technology for
heavy-duty trucks is on schedule," said Richard L. Thompson,
Caterpillar group president with responsibility for the company's
this year, the Caterpillar C7 and C9 engines were certified for
use in on-highway trucks, school buses and transit buses.
is designed to reduce emissions at the point of combustion. All
Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines will be equipped with
ACERT technology by the fourth quarter of this year.
manufactures and supplies truck and bus engines in the combined
medium- and heavy-duty categories in North America, holding the
lead position in engine shipments to vehicle manufacturers since