American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received its first California Air Resources Board (CARB) executive order certifications for its Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel system.
APG says the certifications cover 17 specific Volvo/Mack D-13/MP8 engine models within the 2010-2012 model years for the 12.8-liter heavy-duty diesel engine family ranging from 375 hp to 505 hp.
According to the company, these CARB certifications are in addition to APG's 474 U.S. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conversion approvals received on specific CAT, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Mack and Volvo engine families for engine model years ranging from 1991 to 2012.
‘Achieving our first round of CARB E.O. certifications for our dual-fuel solution is a very important technical and marketing milestone for our company, given CARB has some of the most stringent approval requirements in the country,” comments APG CEO Lyle Jensen.
APG says these certifications open up the California Class 8 truck market for the company's dual-fuel solution.
“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.”