The Nova Bus team partnered with Cummins to field test the new engine in collaboration with one of the largest transit systems in North America. The first vehicle tested is a clean-diesel LFS Artic. Nova Bus took part in the installation and integration of all adapted elements and components into the vehicle and confirmed functionality with suppliers, thus qualifying the LFS Artic for official field testing.
Over the past few months, Nova Bus has also been conducting field tests on a 40-foot diesel-fueled Nova LFS with a model year 2013 Cummins ISL9 engine. This engine provides horsepower ratings ranging from 280 hp to 330 hp and includes an On-Board Diagnostics system (OBD) designed to monitor the performance of vehicles’ emission systems to help detect issues, recognize faults and ensure optimal performance.
Using EPA 2013 eco-friendly requirements as an opportunity for continuous improvement, Nova Bus engineers have done meticulous work configuring and testing our Nova eCooling system to optimize its integration with the Cummins 2013 ISL9 engine. Nova eCooling helps lower vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It also reduces maintenance from the elimination of the hydraulic fan drive oil cooler and manifold.
Our mechanical designers also took the occasion to completely re-design the rear section of our vehicles. This new look complements our revamped interior design well and contributes to enhancing the image of your service in your community.
Our large and well organized rear engine compartment makes maintenance and safety checks easier for technicians. A three-seat-wide access to components from inside the bus also comes standard.
Nova Bus is dedicated to providing public transit buses designed for the specific needs of your city and which meet the OBD, GHG and fuel-efficiency requirements. As a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions, we are proud to lead the way by field testing the 2013 Cummins ISL9 engine and contributing to the market entry of this new transit bus offering.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 regulations call for the addition of On-Board Diagnostics system (OBD) for transit buses. Furthermore, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be setting more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards starting in 2014. The 2013 Cummins engine and Nova Bus vehicles meet these regulations a full year early.
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