JCB to embrace CESAR ECV marking as standard

JCB has announced that CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) will be standard on all of the manufacturer’s EU Stage V and electric machines for the UK market from March this year.

A second label, which can be scanned to verify emissions compliance, will be positioned alongside the existing CESAR triangle. JCB said projects trialling the scheme have found that less time is being lost on delivery to site and there are fewer air quality inspections required for equipment in operation.

A JCB Hydradig was the first machine to be equipped with the ECV label at last year’s Plantworx exhibition. ECV allows site workers to scan a QR code with a smart phone, or call a 24-hour helpline, rather than having to access engine data plates to check build details.

Electric machinery, including JCB’s 19C-1E mini excavator, will feature a white triangular ECV label, while EU Stage V diesel powered equipment will use a green ECV sticker.

Steve Smith, JCB UK and Ireland sales director explained, “JCB is leading the way in clean engine and electric drive technologies, reducing harmful emissions to improve air quality. Now we are making identification easier for customers working in sensitive, urban environments and in enclosed spaces.

“We are delighted to be the first to embrace ECV marking as standard on all of our EU Stage V and electric equipment in the UK, as we did with the original CESAR scheme in 2006.”