American Power Group Corporation’s subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. (APG), has received State of California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (E.O.) certifications for seventeen specific Volvo/Mack D-13/MP8 engine models within the 2010-2012 model years for the 12.8L heavy-duty diesel engine family, ranging from 375hp to 505hp.
These CARB E.O. Certifications are in addition to 474 EPA conversion approvals received on specific CAT, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Mack, and Volvo engine families for engine model years ranging from 1991 to 2012.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group’s CEO stated, “Achieving our first round of CARB E.O. Certifications for our dual-fuel solution is a very important technical and marketing milestone for our company given CARB has some of the most stringent approval requirements in the country. These initial certifications took almost a year to accomplish but with an approved testing template in place, we believe we can accelerate the preparation and submission of subsequent vehicle family submissions. According to RL Polk, California has over 338,000 registered Class 8 trucks or approximately 10% of the 3 million + registered Class 8 trucks. In addition, California is home to over 10% of the current public/private natural gas fueling stations in the United States.”
Mr. Jensen added, “By displacing between 8,000 to 12,000 annual gallons of diesel per vehicle with natural gas and having the ability to convert up to 6 existing vehicles to dual-fuel for roughly the same price as one new heavy duty dedicated Class 8 truck, we provide the fuel supplier’s marketing teams with a very compelling economic as well as environmental argument for converting to dual-fuel.”