PACCAR joins the growing list of truck manufacturers to approve use of B20

January 27, 2016 |

In Florida, the National Biodiesel Board says more than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks as PACCAR Inc. embraces biodiesel blends in its engines, old and new. Considering average mileage, these trucks alone have the potential to run 12 billion miles annually, and they are just the tip of the biodiesel vehicle population.

Although vehicle manufacturers don’t warranty fuel, rather just their own parts and workmanship, from coast to coast nearly all now formally support B20 (20 percent biodiesel). More than 78 percent of the diesel vehicles coming off production lines today are approved for use with B20. Notably all of Detroit’s Big Three Automakers—Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler—have supported high biodiesel blends for nearly a decade. Among U.S. heavy-duty truck segments, which account for more than 87 percent of actual diesel fuel usage, every major engine manufacturer supports B20 in their new engines except for Daimler’s Detroit Diesel, which remains at B5.

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