Driving a big rig across Australian highways should soon be a cleaner experience once the cleaner diesel engine announced
by the Detroit Diesel Corporation
today is available. The new engine, designed to meet new emissions standards that kick in Jan. 1, 2008, is an updated Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine and is already being tested in Australia. The new Series 60 has Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), a way to use some of the engine's exhaust in the cylinders to lower combustion temperatures and also lower NOx emissions. DDC has been using EGR since 2000 in about 200,000 engines around the world. Truckers should still get plenty of power for their trucks, as the first batch of engines will have 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft.-torque.
[Source: Detroit Diesel Corporation]