Caterpillar partners with EPA to lower school bus emissions

| 8/3/2004

Caterpillar Group President Stu Levenick says more than 240 school buses in Illinois, Texas and Arizona will be equipped with the same low-emission ACERT engines that Caterpillar designed for heavy trucks.

The project is a donation from the engine manufacturer. The donation, totaling $250,000, is part of the company’s ongoing role in the EPA’s Clean School Bus USA initiative. Caterpillar Group President Stu Levenick made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 3, as part of the National Retrofit Conference taking place in Washington, DC.

ACERT is a technology that reduces emissions at the point of combustion. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines now in production are equipped with ACERT technology.

Caterpillar is a leading manufacturer and supplier of truck and bus engines in the combined medium and heavy-duty categories in North America. It is also a supplier of clean diesel school bus engines in North America. According to company materials, it has reduced on-highway diesel emissions in its trucks and buses by nearly 90 percent since 1988 and will reduce those emissions another 90 percent by 2007.