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Eaton supports Environmental Protection Agency efforts to reduce commercial vehicle emissions

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December 20, 2022 GMT

GALESBURG, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2022--

Intelligent power management company Eaton today announced it supports new regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that establish updated emission standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles developed through open and collaborative discussion among stakeholders.

The new standards require heavy-duty commercial vehicles to limit nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions to 0.035 grams per horsepower-hour during normal operation, 0.050 grams at low load, and 10.0 grams at idle. According to the latest regulations, warranties are extended to 450,000 miles from 100,000 and useful life to 650,000 miles from 435,000 miles. The low levels of emissions, as well as the durability and life requirements, will ensure the U.S. transportation sector can continue to sustain economic growth without harming the health of our communities, especially those around major thoroughfares and industrial centers. The technologies driven by the new standards will build and maintain U.S. technical leadership globally.


“We applaud the EPA’s work in establishing new standards for harmful truck emissions. The final rule announced today provides the regulatory certainty needed to deploy the next generation of fuel-efficient and emission-reduction technologies,” said João Faria, president, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Eaton stands ready to provide cost-effective advanced powertrain technologies that make vehicles more efficient while simultaneously reducing emissions and achieving significant operational savings for our customers’ commercial vehicle fleets.”

Over the past decade, Eaton has worked closely with other industry leaders and regulatory agencies to ensure that emissions regulations are quantifiable and precise, and to establish one national standard that provides long-term regulatory stability and technology leadership for the industry.

“Eaton has been developing emission-reducing solutions as part of the transformation of its vehicle business to meet the needs of future low- and zero-emissions transportation and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Faria said.

Eaton’s Vehicle Group and eMobility business currently offer several technologies that can help manufacturers meet the new emissions regulations, including variable valve actuation for engines, 48-volt systems and aftertreatment thermal management solutions. These are the results of investments in technology leadership that is the foundation of its portfolio of emission reduction products. Eaton products range from efficient and less polluting powertrains to key elements of electrified propulsion and enhanced high-voltage power distribution and protection.


Eaton is a leader in emissions reductions for conventional powertrains, introducing automation technology culminating with highly efficient Eaton Cummins automated transmissions for heavy-duty trucks, a suite of vapor emissions controls for gasoline engines, and variable valve actuation for efficient and lower NOx diesel engines. Eaton’s portfolio transformation to zero-emissions electrified transportation began with the first commercial vehicle hybrid powertrain, followed by transmissions for heavy-duty electrical vehicles, gearing and torque control for electric drives, a growing portfolio of traction inverters and converters, high-voltage power distribution and protection devices, and the next generation of high-voltage terminals and connectors for electrical drive components and batteries.


Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, operate sustainably, and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.


Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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