"The new generation of clean diesel technology is not only meeting its emissions reduction targets but is also exceeding them," Fulks said.
"New Generation of Clean Diesel Technology Is At Near Zero Levels of Particulate Emissions"
"Diesel engines provide a unique and unmatched value and are the workhorse of our economy for today, tomorrow and the foreseeable future," Fulks said
"The new generation of clean diesel technology – using cleaner fuel as well as advanced engines and emissions control systems – is now at near zero levels of particulate emissions. Every category of stationary and mobile diesel engines – with the exception of ocean going container vessels – is now on a regulatory path to cleaner diesel fuel and low emissions diesel engine technology.
"Clean diesel technology is making substantial contributions toward meeting clean air goals as clearly identified in the dramatic reductions in the emissions inventory here in California and on a nationwide basis. Further contributions will come as more new technology engines and equipment are put into service in the years ahead," Fulks concluded.
Additional Information on Clean Diesel Technology
Diesel Vital To U.S. Economy: Because of its unmatched combination of power, performance and energy efficiency, diesel technology is the workhorse of the U.S. and the global economy, powering more than 90 percent of commercial trucks, more than three-fourths of all transit buses, 100 percent of freight locomotives and marine work boats, and more than two-thirds of all farm and construction equipment. Diesel engines are also found in back-up emergency electrical generators, stationary pumps and other industrial equipment. Finally, the new generation of fuel-efficient clean diesel cars is making up a growing percentage of new passenger vehicles in all 50 states.
Clean Diesel Reducing California PM Inventory: On-road diesel's portion of the PM inventory in California is expected to drop over the next 12 years by 57 percent, which follows a drop of 53 percent during the previous 18 years – or a 30-year drop of 80 percent. No other category is making this kind of contribution to reducing PM 2.5 emissions.