Applies to Volvo/Mack D-13/MP8 Engine Models for 2010-2012
American Power Group is celebrating the first California Air Resources Board certifications for its dual fuel engine conversion equipment, spreading the word about CARB executive orders clearing the way for sale of APG kits for 17 specific Volvo/Mack D-13/MP8 engine models within the 2010 to 2012 model years.
The new certifications apply to 12.8-liter diesel engines ranging from 375 to 505 horsepower.
The CARB certifications are in addition to APG’s 474 U.S. EPA conversion approvals for various Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Mack, and Volvo engine families for model years ranging from 1991 to 2012.
Watch for More CARB-Approved Engine Families
The California certifications represent “a very important technical and marketing milestone for our company given CARB has some of the most stringent approval requirements in the country,” APG CEO Lyle Jensen said in a release.
“These initial certifications took almost a year to accomplish but with an approved testing template in place, we believe we can accelerate the preparation and submission of subsequent vehicle family submissions,” he said.
Certifications Open a Large Market to APG
“According to RL Polk, California has over 338,000 registered Class 8 trucks or approximately 10% of the 3 million-plus registered Class 8 trucks,” Jensen said.
“These three Volvo/Mack engine family model years of 2010 to 2012 open up a multi-million dollar California market opportunity of potentially several thousand trucks.”
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