August 23, 2012

Nova, Cummins team to field test 2013 engines

Nova Bus is leading the way by field testing model year 2013 Cummins engines in collaboration with one of the largest transit systems in North America.

In addition to meeting EPA 2013 requirements, these Cummins engines meet the 2014 Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Regulations in 2013, a full year early. The first vehicle tested is a clean-diesel LFS Artic. Nova Bus took part in the installation and integration of all adapted elements and components into the vehicle and confirmed functionality with suppliers, thus qualifying the LFS Artic for official field testing. Over the past few months, Nova Bus has also been conducting field tests on a 40-foot diesel-fueled Nova LFS with a model year 2013 Cummins ISL9 engine.

Cummins model year 2013 engines will see both performance and fuel economy improvements for customers. The proven base components including the industry-leading XPI fuel system and VGT Turbocharger work in unison with the Cummins Aftertreatment System (featuring SCR technology) to provide customers with the power, torque and throttle response they demand. Also, the model year 2013 Cummins ISL9 will see a 1% fuel economy improvement when compared with the industry-leading fuel economy of today’s current product ISL9.

The 2013 EPA regulations call for the addition of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) for transit buses. OBDs are designed to monitor the performance of vehicles’ emission systems to help detect issues, recognize faults and ensure optimal performance. Nova Bus already offers cost-efficient buses and solutions that enable transit authorities to reduce energy consumption, maintenance costs and harmful environmental emissions. Nova Bus is intent on integrating EPA 2013 requirements to the performance and productivity customers have come to expect from the Nova LFS.

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