Evinrude E-TEC engines meet Australian emissions standards

BRP recently announced its Evinrude E-TEC engines are compliant to new Australian emissions standards.

Australian exhaust emissions standards for outdoor power equipment and marine engines were finalized in December 2017.

The standards will be phased in to allow the industry time to transition.

As of July 1, 2018, new high polluting outdoor power equipment and marine engines, such as conventional carbureted two-stroke outboard engines, can no longer be imported into Australia.

By July 1, 2019, only clean-technology outdoor power equipment and marine engines can be supplied to the Australian market.

“Nearly 50 percent of the outboard market in Australia is still comprised of conventional carbureted two-stroke engines,” said Jeff Wasil, engineering manager in Emissions Testing, Certification and Regulatory Development for BRP-Evinrude. “Some engine manufacturers may struggle to get engines to Australia that meet these new standards while maintaining the low weight and performance capabilities Australian consumers have come to expect from these older technology engines.”

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