Greenkraft, Inc., a player in the U.S. alternative fuel engine and vehicle market, says its 8L V8 Gasoline, CNG, and LPG fuel-injected engine received new certification from the California Air Resources Board’s “On-Road New Vehicle and Engine Certification Program.”
According to Greenkraft, the 8L V8 fuel-injected engine achieved a NOx emission value less than 0.02 g/bhp-hr, which meets the optional near-zero NOx level set by the California Air Resource Board, on three different fuels: LPG, CNG and gasoline.
The Greenkraft 8L spark-ignited engine is the first to be certified at this near-zero NOx level on three different fuels. It is available as either a stand-alone product or can be installed in one of Greenkraft’s 26,000 GVW or 33,000 GVW heavy duty trucks.
To be certified, a vehicle must demonstrate that its exhaust and evaporative emission controls systems are durable and comply with the emission standards for the vehicle’s useful life. The California Air Resource Board reviews a production vehicle’s durability and compliance with emissions requirements, on-board diagnostics, anti-tampering, fuel tank fill-pipe and openings, crankcase emissions, etc., as applicable and checks the demonstrated ability of each. Vehicles and engines are not legal for sale in California without successfully passing this compliance testing and receiving the certification.
The California Clean Air Act mandates the Air Resources Board to achieve the maximum degree of emission reductions possible from all on- and off-road mobile sources in a bid to attain the state’s ambient air quality standards. Among the vehicles needing this certification are new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty vehicles, heavy-duty engines, and vehicles including urban buses, on- and off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and electric golf carts.
Source: Greenkraft, Inc.