Press Conference: EPA, Environmental & Industry Representatives to Highlight New 2010 Generation of Clean Diesel Power in Trucks & Buses; Tuesday, October 19th, 10 a.m.

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With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) preparing to establish a national program on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for commercial trucks, EPA, environmental and industry representatives hold a press conference Tuesday morning to outline the significant technological and environmental advances in the new generation of 2010 diesel trucks and buses.

These are the cleanest and most modern commercial vehicles in the world

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) preparing to establish a national program on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for commercial trucks, EPA, environmental and industry representatives will hold a press conference Tuesday morning to outline the significant technological and environmental advances in the new generation of 2010 diesel trucks and buses.

A sampling of 2010 heavy duty trucks and buses which feature the most modern clean emissions technology in existence will be on display. The press conference will also include a “clean hanky” test where a new white handkerchief is placed over a running truck’s tailpipe to illustrate the low emissions of 2010 truck technology.

    Time:        10 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Location:    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
            “L” Street between 7th and 9 Avenue (Trucks will be onsite)
                (In case of bad weather, press conference will be in Room 154 A of convention center)
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Participants:
?    Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
?    Margo Oge, Director, Office of Transportation And Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
?    Richard Kassel, Natural Resources Defense Council
?    Srikanth Padmanabhan, Cummins
?    Patrick Charbonneau, Navistar
?    Brad M. Williamson, Daimler Trucks North America

On Monday, October 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., company representatives will be available with their trucks and buses to meet with the media for one-on-one interviews.

The cleanest and most modern 2010 diesel trucks and buses in the world to be on display

“These are the cleanest and most modern commercial vehicles in the world,” said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “The new 2010 generation of clean diesel power is winning support among America’s commercial truck and bus fleets on a platform of near-zero emissions and higher fuel economy.

“The historic progress in clean diesel technology is remarkable. Consider that it would take 60 of these 2010 trucks to equal the same emissions from one pre-1988 truck. A 60-1 ratio is amazing.

“While continuously making commercial trucks more fuel efficient, diesel engine and truck manufacturers have also been making them dramatically cleaner. Today’s new 2010 heavy-duty diesel truck deploys the most state-of-the-art engine and emissions control systems and has near zero emissions; a considerable accomplishment considering that increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions are near opposite and competing forces in diesel engine design,” Schaeffer said.

Clean Diesel 10 Conference
After the press conference, the US EPA Clean Diesel 10 conference will begin its two days of meetings and exhibitions at the convention center to highlight 10 years of cleaner air and clean diesel through improvements in aftertreatment technology and fuel types. More information on the conference is here.

About the Diesel Technology Forum
The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit http://www.dieselforum.org.

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