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The CNG-powered Condor truck easily cleared the criteria laid out in the exhaust emission technology guidelines for compressed natural gas vehicles, which can be regarded as long-term exhaust emissions regulations for CNG vehicles. This contributed not only to a significant improvement in environmental performance but the improvements in the engine and displacement also enabled higher low-speed torque and better exhaust brake performance.
Environmental performance was secured by engine improvements: switching from a lean burn to a stoichiometric burn system and providing a threeway catalytic built-in type muffler reduced NOx to 0.5 g/kWh or less. This figure is a reduction of at least 75% of NOx over the new long-term levels that represent the world's most severe diesel vehicle exhaust emissions regulations. Since CNG vehicles emit almost no PM, the Condor's NOx/PM levels achieve those of the draft post new long term regulations.
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Year manufactured:1996
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Manufacturer:Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:Commercially available
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Condor Midsize CNG Truck
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Model name:NE-MK2B1HN
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Company name:Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1996
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Designed by:Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Actual vehicle
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Model / Weight
Style:Cab-over
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:3990 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:7900 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:・This vehicle, the first Japanese CNG midsize truck to be certified was released in 1996.
・Its lean burn system achieves less than half the long-term targets for NOx without a catalyst.
・The current vehicle on sale (2006) combines stoichiometric combustion with a three-way catalyst to reduce this figure to one-quarter of the long-term targets.
・Nissan Diesel has been the top seller of conventional CNG trucks (including midsize vehicles) for 7 consecutive years since 1999.
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Body / Size
Structure:Cab-over
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:Provided
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Overall length:7985 mm
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Overall width:2230 mm
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Overall height:2445 mm
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Tire size:225/80R17.5-14PRLT
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Features:Uses a steel container for the compressed natural gas
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Ladder type, box-shaped section surface
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Front axle:Reverse Elliot type, I beam section
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Rear axle:Full floating type
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Wheelbase:4530 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1775×1675 mm
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Steering:Integral type power steering
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Main braking system:Hydraulic compound type
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Parking brake:Mechanical propeller shaft internal expansion brake
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:FU6 (CNG)
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder
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Carburetor:Gas mixer type
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Bore x stroke:108×126 mm
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Displacement:6.925 L
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Max. power/r.p.m.:132 kW/2800 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:539 Nm/1000 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:CNG lean burn system
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Supercharger:Provided
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Variable ignition system:
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Fuel tank capacity:360 L (72 Nm3)
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Fetures:The first CNG vehicle to be equipped with an exhaust brake.
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:OD 6-speed, with 2 to 6-speed synchromesh
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Performance
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Reference materials:Asshuku Tennengasu Chugata Truck no Kaihatsu Harada et al., Automotive Engineering Vol. 49, No.9, 1995
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