ECO: Engine Certification Organization: A Clear Road to Emissions Compliance

Our sister company ECO has developed a system to address the complex issue of engine certification and provide you with a clear path to emissions compliance.

The ECO team benefits from a long standing relationship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB), and possess an intimate understanding of the regulatory process. The cultivated trust and constant dialog they maintain with the agencies allows them to accomplish their client’s goals efficiently and thoroughly. This translates to faster EPA Certificates and CARB Executive Orders for your company.

The United States Regulatory Climate

The engine and equipment manufacturing industry face heavy regulation from two main government bodies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (ARB) both regulate emissions from mobile and stationary sources. Regulatory devices include extensive testing and application procedures in order to legally market and sell engines, equipment and technology in the United States.

In order to comply with the requirements engine manufacturers must follow strict testing procedures to demonstrate or certify that their engine or vehicle meets the engine emissions standards while operating in a specific service class (test cycle and weight restriction). An engine cannot be placed in a vehicle and operated outside its service class designation. Emission standards are set for a variety of service classes including new passenger cars (PC), light-duty trucks (LDT), medium-duty vehicles (MDV), heavy-duty engines (HDE) and vehicles (HDV) including urban buses (UB), on- and off-road motorcycles (ONMC and OFMC), all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and electric golf carts (eGC).

Learn more about your specific category by visiting ECO at enginecert.comor keep on eye on this space for our upcoming series on engine certification and pathways to commercialization.