Navistar International Corporation has announced that it will introduce its next generation clean engine solution – In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+) – to meet 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations and position the company to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) rules in advance of 2014 and 2017 requirements. The ICT+ technology combines Navistar's advanced in-cylinder engine expertise with urea-based aftertreatment and is expected to be available beginning early 2013.
"Our distinctive solution will leverage the investment and advancement we've made in clean engine technology while providing immediate certainty for our customers, dealers, employees and investors," says Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO. "We have made tremendous progress with in-cylinder technology and with the introduction of ICT+ our goal is to offer the world's cleanest and most fuel efficient diesel engine—benefiting both our customers and the environment for years to come."
By incorporating an already proven and certified aftertreatment system, the company looks forward to seamlessly offering production-ready vehicles early next year. Furthermore, this approach is expected to provide a clear path to quickly achieving 2017 GHG standards.
The company intends to continue to build and ship current model EPA-compliant trucks in all vehicle classes using appropriate combinations of earned emissions credits and/or non-compliance penalties (NCPs) during the transition to ICT+.
"We've shared our new technology path with the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB), and both agencies are encouraged by our plans," Ustian says. "We will continue to work with the agencies to ensure that our customers receive uninterrupted deliveries in all 50 states during this transition."