Exhaust Retrofit Technology and
Alternative Fuel Trucks
There are many reliable, efficient, and cleaner vehicle options available to reduce the environmental impact of your truck. Below please find basic information about the exhaust retrofit technology options and alternative fuel trucks that are eligible for rebate funding through the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program. Discover the exhaust retrofit device and alternative fuel truck to suit your business needs!
To reduce exhaust emissions, including particulate matter (PM), hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and other air pollutants from diesel engines, an exhaust retrofit device can be installed on new or existing internal combustion engines for vehicles.
Some examples include:
- Diesel Oxidation Catalyst:
This exhaust after-treatment technology catalyzes a chemical reaction to break down pollutants by oxidizing hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water.
- Passive Diesel Particulate Filter – This technology is designed to filter out diesel PM from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. A catalytic material allows the trapped PM to be burned-off or oxidized using heat from the exhaust gas.
- Active Diesel Particulate Filter – This technology is better suited for low exhaust temperatures or engines with high PM emissions. Either an electric current or fuel injected at the catalyst is used to raise the catalytic temperature to the appropriate range to oxidize the PM trapped at the filter.
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A hybrid electric vehicle combines an electric propulsion system with an internal combustion engine to achieve improved fuel economy over a conventional vehicle. A hybrid electric vehicle produces fewer emissions than a gasoline or diesel vehicle equivalent, with further reductions occurring when the internal combustion engine is shut down while the vehicle idles.
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A compressed natural gas vehicle is powered by the combustion of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative to other fossil fuels. CNG is a cleaner burning fuel, significantly reducing carbon and particulate emissions during vehicle operation as compared to a gasoline or diesel vehicle equivalent.
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A battery electric truck stores energy in rechargeable battery packs, utilizing an electric motor rather than an internal combustion engine for propulsion. Battery electric trucks release zero tailpipe emissions, contributing no pollutants directly from vehicle operation.
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Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from agricultural co-products and byproducts such as soybean oil, other natural oils, and greases. Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable, cleaner-burning diesel fuel replacement for diesel engines which:
- Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gases by 86%.
- Lowers particulate matter by 47%, reduces smog, and makes the air healthier to breathe.
- Reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 67%.
Consult your truck's engine manufacturer and your local biodiesel fuel provider to determine which blend of biodiesel works best with your equipment and adheres to the factory warranty standards.
Switching to biodiesel is convenient! There are several local fuel providers that can supply biodiesel to your fleet.
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