off-road vehicle

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off-road vehicle

[′ȯf¦rōd ′vē·ə·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A conveyance designed to travel on unpaved roads, trails, beaches, or rough terrain rather than on public roads.
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For other non-road vehicle classes, including buses with design weight not exceeding 9 tonnes, light buses with design weight of more than 3.5 tonnes and special purpose vehicles, the prevailing emission standards will remain the same.
EPA has proposed a new rule regulating the emissions of several types of non-road vehicle engines, including spark-ignition engines with power over 19kW, recreational marine compression ignition engines, and engines used in off-road recreational vehicles.
Regulations already on the horizon for trucks will soon be followed by similar measures for non-road vehicles, including construction machinery.
An evolution of emissions standards for engines used in new non-road vehicles and equipment is placing a burden on engineers who are having to design technologies to operate within tighter environmental parameters.
Three years later similarl standards were applied for non-road vehicles, including construction and farm equipment.
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to report on the likely effect that increased supplies of E15 (85 percent gasoline, 15 percent ethanol) would have on supplies of gasoline for non-road vehicles and machines.
KG have announced they are interested in collaborating in the area of exhaust-gas treatment for non-road vehicles. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed by the three companies.
Later in the day, sessions will include "Key Drivers: Challenges Reaching Beyond 2010," moderated by WestStart president and CEO John Boesel; "Non-road Vehicles: Technologies Addressing the Ongoing Challenges," moderated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assessment and Standards Division deputy director Karl Simon; "On-road Vehicles: Progress in Clean On-road Vehicle Technologies," moderated by Southwest Research Institute vice president of engine and vehicle research Nigel Gale; and "Buses: Advanced Technologies and Fuels," moderated by WestStart vice president of new business initiatives Fred Silver.
The bid to clean up fuel used in 'non-road vehicles' still requires the endorsement of EU governments, and would reduce harmful emissions by about 9 per cent, according to the National Farmers Union.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget are collaborating on a rule that would curb pollution from diesel powered non-road vehicles and equipment.
In an unusual collaboration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget have agreed that curbing pollution from diesel-powered non-road vehicles and equipment should be a top environmental priority.