European, Japanese, and North American heavy-duty engine and vehicle
manufacturers work towards a global approach to improving fuel efficiency
and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
CHICAGO -- November 8, 2013
The world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines
today endorsed a harmonized global approach as an effective pathway to further
improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from
commercial vehicles. Meeting in Chicago, the chief executives of commercial
vehicle and engine manufacturers in Europe, Japan, and the United States
discussed fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, diesel fuel
specifications, and topics related to heavy-duty engine and vehicle regulation
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Cummins Inc. This was the eleventh meeting of the chief executives
to discuss global issues and address challenges facing commercial vehicle and
Summarizing the meeting, Mr. Linebarger said, “Over the past decade engine and
vehicle manufacturers have successfully reduced emissions to near zero levels
and we are now increasingly focused on improving fuel efficiency and reducing
greenhouse gas emissions. The meetings today affirmed that it is important for
our industry to partner with policymakers across the globe to develop and
implement agreed upon standards and procedures that will continue to drive
environmental improvements, while delivering high quality products to our
The manufacturers meeting today agreed to continue their efforts to develop
improved and harmonized fuels, testing, and certification practices and
procedures related to criteria emissions reductions, fuel efficiency
improvements and greenhouse gas reductions. “Adoption of consistent global
specifications, procedures and approval requirements related to improved fuel
quality, exhaust emissions and energy efficiency standards will significantly
improve the ability of manufacturers to help our commercial vehicle customers
succeed, while allowing us all to more quickly reach global environmental
goals,” said Mr. Linebarger.
Continuing the progress made at previous meetings, the chief executives
discussed topics related to:
*adoption of a world-wide heavy-duty emissions certification procedure,
*harmonization of fuel specifications and regulations,
*progress in the harmonization of fuel efficiency assessment methods
including vehicle simulation modeling,
*fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas reductions, and
*requirements for certification of heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.
At the meeting, the chief executives of the assembled companies agreed to
continue their joint efforts to work with government bodies to promote
harmonized global standards.
Mr. Susumu Hosoi, President of Isuzu Motors Ltd., extended an invitation to
the chief executives to hold their 2014 meeting in Tokyo.
In addition to the participation of the chief executives, the meeting brought
together representatives of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association
(ACEA), the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), and the Truck
and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA).
For further information regarding the meeting, please contact the following
Joseph Suchecki, +1 312-929-1978
Yoshihiro Yano, +81 3 5405 6126
Cara McLaughlin, +32 2 738 73 45
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