Are Cummins 8.3 Diesel Engines Eco-Friendly?


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The Cummins ISC8.3 diesel engine designed to 2010 specifications does meet the stringent 2010 Environmental Protection Agency standards for vehicle emissions. The engine is considered a near-zero emission engine by Cummins.

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Environmental Protection Agency standards require a very low emission rate of pollutants from diesel engines, such as emission of only 0.2 grams of nitric oxide per horsepower per hour and 15.5 grams of carbon monoxide per horsepower per hour. Cummins achieves compliance with these standards in the ISC8.3 engine by using a combination of advanced fuel injection, cooling and turbocharging technology, as well as an adjustable catalytic after-treatment system that further reduces emissions.

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