Navistar International Corporation today announced that it will introduce
its next generation clean engine solution – In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+) –
to meet 2010 U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations and position the
company to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) rules in advance of 2014 and 2017
requirements. The ICT+ technology combines Navistar's advanced in-cylinder
engine expertise with urea-based after treatment and is expected to be available
beginning early 2013.
"Our distinctive solution will leverage the investment and advancement we've
made in clean engine technology while providing immediate certainty for our
customers, dealers, employees and investors," said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar
chairman, president and CEO. "We have made tremendous progress with in-cylinder
technology and with the introduction of ICT+ our goal is to offer the world's
cleanest and most fuel efficient diesel engine—benefiting both our customers and
the environment for years to come."
By incorporating an already proven and certified after treatment system, the
company looks forward to seamlessly offering production-ready vehicles early
next year. Furthermore, this approach is expected to provide a clear path to
quickly achieving 2017 GHG standards.
The company intends to continue to build and ship current model EPA-compliant
trucks in all vehicle classes using appropriate combinations of earned emissions
credits and/or non-compliance penalties (NCPs) during the transition to ICT+.
"We've shared our new technology path with the EPA and California Air
Resources Board (CARB), and both agencies are encouraged by our plans," Ustian
said. "We will continue to work with the agencies to ensure that our customers
receive uninterrupted deliveries in all 50 states during this transition."
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV)
is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International®
brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™
brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles,
and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a
private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck,
van and SUV markets. The Company also provides truck and diesel engine service
parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is
available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.