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
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.