New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., will deliver the first original equipment manufacturer installation of a 2016 Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero (ISL G NZ) engine in the third quarter of 2016.
The ISL G NZ compressed natural gas (CNG) engine will be used to power a New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 bus for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The natural gas engine has been developed by Cummins Westport Inc. and is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive certification to meet the 0.02 g/bhp-hr. optional Near Zero NOx Emissions standards from both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Air Resources Board in California.
Cummins Westport states that this certification represents a 10-fold emissions reduction below current EPA nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards, making it the cleanest engine in the industry. Cummins Westport also describes the engine as operating 90% below the particulate matter standard, and 16% below the C02 emissions standard.
In addition to the dramatic reduction in NOx, the ISL G NZ features Closed Crankcase Ventilation, stated to reduce engine related methane emissions by 70%, thereby enhancing its greenhouse gas benefits.