Shoreham-by-Sea, U.K., based Cox Powertrain reports that its 300 hp diesel outboard has successfully achieved EPA Tier 3 approval for commercial and recreational applications.
As the CXO300 is a new design built for purpose, Cox had to work with the EPA to go through the rigorous testing process required for an OEM engine.
“We developed a diesel engine with a much lower carbon footprint than an equivalent gasoline outboard,” said Joel Reid, Global Sales Director at Cox Powertrain. “So far, those who have joined us on sea trials have commented favorably how quiet, smooth and clean the engine is.”
Production of the CXO300 started in May at Cox’s U.K. headquarters and the first outboards destined for the U.S. market are due to be shipped this month.
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