American Power Group Earns EPA Certification for Additional IUL Engines
American Power Group (APG) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission for additional Intermediate Useful Life (IUL) engines. The submission utilized APG’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged Natural Gas technology which is required to meet specific design, componentry and emission compliance criteria per EPA rules. The new EPA certificate covers eight Detroit Diesel DD 13 engine families.
The DD13 engine offers performance and efficiency designed for the less-than-truck-load (LTL), regional distribution and vocational applications. The IUL engine approvals, including those with SCR technology, address the needs of larger national and regional fleet operators who rotate their vehicles every four to five years. There are approximately 4,300 U.S. registered DD13 owners representing over 30,000 trucks for engine production years 2013–2010. APG will use this target list to market the new system through their natural gas supply partners and WheelTime Certified Dealer Network. APG estimates there are 600,000–700,000 Class 8 trucks that fall into the total eligible IUL designation.