Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI), a manufacturer of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel and conventional power systems, has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for the company’s 8.8-liter natural gas fueled engine for on-highway applications.
PSI’s 8.8-liter alternatively-fueled system will be offered for medium-duty commercial truck and bus fleets. The new engine suits a wide range of on-highway applications, including vocational trucks, school and transit buses, delivery fleets, recreational vehicles, tow and utility trucks, and garbage trucks.
“We recognize the need for our customers to have flexible power solutions that address emissions regulations, performance and economic demands,” said Gary Winemaster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PSI. “Our alternative-fuel engines are a cleaner and considerably less expensive solution when compared to diesel.”
Winemaster added that the new 8.8 liter engine solves two key problems in the current alt-fuel engine market: the limited range of available platforms, and the quality and performance shortcomings of current products. OEMs in primarily diesel-driven industries have sought alternatives, but have not found systems that meet their size and power range requirements.
PSI developed strategic partnerships with Delphi, for advanced controls, and Ricardo, for testing, validation and certification of the engine.