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Cummins meets new emissions standards

Cummins announced on Friday that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards.

This new standard applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb GVWR. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000 lb GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards.

“At Cummins, we demand that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment,” said Jeff Caldwell, General Manager - Pickup Business. “Being the first in this segment to certify to these new standards demonstrates our continued commitment to the environment, and meeting more stringent requirements without hardware changes allows us to maintain the proven capability and reliability that our customers have grown to expect.”

This comes as Cummins implements its most comprehensive environmental sustainability plan ever. Jon Mills, Cummins Director of External Communications, says the plan was announced earlier this year. He says it builds on past successes to address the company's biggest opportunities to make a positive environmental impact, from the materials it buys, to its products in use. The plan also includes specific goals for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint.

Mills says that Cummins began providing diesel engines to Chrysler in 1988, and has shipped more that two million engines over the past 25 years.

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 12:34:59 PM

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