Engine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
In a newly released video titled “Powering with the Cummins-Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine” the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition showcased a Class 8 Heavy-Duty truck as it carried loads from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in and around destinations around Southern California.
The video showcases the 12 liter engine powering loads from the ports to destinations up and north of the infamous Grapevine with its steep 6% grade, and out to the Inland Empire, along the 710 and 10 Interstates.
“The engine performed just as we expected, plenty of power to get the load delivered on time,” said Victor LaRosa Jr., operations manager of port drayage trucking company Heavy Loads Transfer. “For us, having an engine that can haul the loads in these conditions, while offering us the emissions benefits of a near zero natural gas engine, is essential to the future success of our business.”
In 2016 Cummins Westport began full production of the 8.9 liter ISL G low NOx near zero engine, and has shipped engines to bus and refuse truck OEMs. The ISX12N low NOx near zero engine is based on the 12 liter ISX12 G first introduced in 2012, and will start production in February 2018. CWI anticipates a large demand for this heavy duty alternative fuel truck engine.
“We understand the importance of reducing NOx emissions, especially here in California and in the middle of one of the busiest transportation corridors in the nation,” said Rob Neitzke, President of Cummins Westport. “This 12 liter engine, designed for heavy-duty trucks, can also reduce GHG methane emissions by 70% or more when run on renewable natural gas (RNG).”
Next month the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) will consider measures to replace diesel trucks with cleaner technologies such as the ISX12N engine. By using low carbon intensity renewable natural gas (RNG) the engine makes significant well-to-wheel GHG reductions. According to California ARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) studies, RNG can reach subzero GHG carbon intensity levels.
CNGVC has put forth the Act Now Plan, which calls on the Ports to immediately increase the number of zero‐ and near‐zero‐emission trucks deployed to dramatically improve regional air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive job growth throughout the region and the state, and increase the competitiveness of the Ports and the entire California goods movement system.
Link to video: http://www.actnowla.org/media/Clean-Energy-v6.mp4
Source: CNGVC – a member of NGVAmerica