The purpose of the agreement is to develop, integrate and demonstrate an advanced 12-Liter Low NOx engine suitable for heavy-duty vehicles. Research, followed by integration and on-road demonstration of the engine will be conducted in order to test engine durability and refine the engine performance as necessary. This work all must be completed prior to the commercialization of the engine for fleet adoption in California.
This work will primarily be completed in existing research facilities and consists of engine development work dynamometer testing, and vehicle integration at local distributors. While some on-road demonstration will occur, the demonstration will not have a significant impact on the environment because the contractor will be utilizing existing fleets to conduct the demonstration and displacing traditional diesel based engines with natural gas near-zero NOx emission engines.