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Peterbilt rolls out low NOx engines to meet strict California emissions standards

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This week, truck maker Peterbilt rolled out low nitrogen oxide (NOx) engines designed to meet California’s stringent emissions standards.

On June 4, 2024, Peterbilt announced the availability of the new low NOx PACCAR MX-13 engine for Models 579, 567 and 589.

The company says that engine meets emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), featuring “redesigns of internal hardware and the aftertreatment system to effectively reduce NOx emissions.”

Peterbilt is currently accepting orders for Models 579, 567 and 589 equipped with the CARB-compliant engine.

From Peterbilt:

The larger volume aftertreatment system includes an innovative compact twin assembly featuring a 48-volt generator located in the flywheel housing, and an electrical heater located in the inlet to provide lower NOx output. The internal hardware now features a larger volume mixer, longer selective catalytic converter (SCR) and an improved and more durable NOx sensor design with increased longevity for improved uptime. These features allow Peterbilt customers to achieve increased engine efficiency and fuel economy while continuing to meet stringent CARB emissions regulation.

The CARB low NOx compliant PACCAR MX-13 engine combines the proven diesel powertrain with next-generation technology. It is available in two ratings with a flat torque curve providing performance across a wider range of RPMs for excellent drivability and fuel economy. This includes a high performance 510-horsepower rating with 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque and an efficiency focused rating of 455-horsepower and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque between 900 and 1,325 RPM.

See spec sheet information below.

“PACCAR MX engines were engineered for reliability and fuel economy in a comfortable, quiet and powerful package. The new CARB low NOx PACCAR MX-13 engine offers the same great features with a reduced carbon footprint for our customers,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt chief engineer.

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