The EPA will allow Navistar (NAV) to sell engines that don't comply with federal emission...

The EPA will allow Navistar (NAV) to sell engines that don't comply with federal emission standards by paying a fine of $3,775 per engine, nearly double the $1,919 it had been paying but less than some had expected. The company seems pleased: "We can now provide our dealers and customers with clarity and certainty as we transition to our clean engine technology." NAV +2.4% premarket.

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  • SoldHigh
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    Obama's EPA does everything possible to cripple the private sector. Meanwhile, his ilk wonder why businesses aren't hiring.
    31 Aug 2012, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    So, Do their engines truly hurt the environment, or are the regulations written to ensure the likelyhood of fines (aka theft) from private industry.


    If they (the EPA) were serious about the environment and not money, they would promote Nat Gas vs diesel engines.
    31 Aug 2012, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • Trucks1
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    If you actually look at the emissions levels that every manufacturer has attained, they are all (including Navistars EGR-only system) 100's of times lower than they were 2 years ago.


    The difference between .20 and .21 is so minimal it is almost inconsequential. A cow makes more pollution.


    I seriously wonder what all the bellyaching is about sometimes, and I even wonder about the necessity of fines. No one seams to remember that it was the EPA who came up with the system Navistar was trying to develop, and THEY said is was better for the customer.


    It really would have been better too if everyone else in the market had banded together to help the end-users AND the environment by collectively helping to develop this solution as the EPA originally intended in 2004.


    Unfortunately everyone was so afraid of a competitor in the market with a substantially better product that they made it impossible to finish. Today, they can all be thanked for limiting choices for the end-users. They all got their way, and now the better soluton is not available.


    Let us not forget that Navistar was the only one the EPA was able to convince on the viability of the EGR-only system. They sold it to them, and have been collecting royalties ever since.


    Now they are saying "hey that system is no good and you have to pay us fines".


    What a world we live in!
    31 Aug 2012, 05:50 PM Reply Like
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