California Funds Development of 12-Liter Natural Gas Engine

By NGV Global Development of a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide (NOx) tailpipe emissions is being assisted by California Energy Commission, which has approved a $1 million grant. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will work with Cummins Westport, Inc., to develop the engine.
Cummins has a history of developing natural gas engines for heavy-duty application, and its engines are being used globally in a variety of commercial vehicles.
The grant focuses on existing engine research and consists of engine development and on-road vehicle demonstration. The engine will offer fleets an option for larger vehicles,

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