21 January 1999

Cummins Engine Co. Inc. announced certification of four ISB diesel engine ratings to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle (CFFV) Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) standard.

The four ISB CFFV engine ratings will cover the 175-215 horsepower range and will require exhaust aftertreatment.

        MODEL:    RATING
        ISB 215:  215 @ 2500
        ISB 210:  210 @ 2600
        ISB 190:  190 @ 2600
        ISB 175:  175 @ 2500

Introduced in April 1997, the ISB is a 24-valve, fully electronic 6-cylinder diesel engine. The ISB is Cummins first entry in the Interact™ System of products - a platform that combines electronic engine controls with high-pressure fuel injection and high-strength componentry.

The CFFV program is an emissions legislation program designed to improve air quality, focused at specific areas in the United States. Under the program, a percentage of new vehicles acquired by certain fleet owners located in covered areas will be required to meet clean fuel fleet vehicle emissions standards.

Fleet owners can comply with this new requirement by purchasing new clean-fleet vehicles or by acquiring credits through an emissions credit program. The legislation covers fleets of 10 or more vehicles, owned, operated or controlled by a single entity, which are centrally fueled or capable of being centrally fueled in nonattainment areas.

Source: Cummins Engine Co.