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'Clean diesel campaign' launched as Euro 6 legislation comes into force

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The automotive industry has launched the 'CleanDieselTech campaign as all new cars sold from today must meet Euro 6 emissions regulation.

The purpose of the online campaign, at www.cleandieseltech.eu and using the #Cleandieseltech hashtag, is to raise awareness about clean diesel, which is made up of a three-part system that combines cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engines and effective emissions control technology.

This campaign provides simple and accessible facts, figures and infographics to inform the general public and policy makers alike about the latest generation of diesel technology.

Since 1992, the EU has introduced increasingly stricter limits on vehicle emissions through a series of ‘Euro’ standards. The latest and most stringent of these standards is Euro 6. New car models have complied with Euro 6 since September 2014, and as of today all new cars sold must meet this standard. Over the last 15 years, nitrogen oxides (NOx) limits for diesel car engines have been reduced by 84%, and particulates (PM) by 90%. Diesel cars also have 15% lower CO2 emissions per kilometre than equivalent petrol-powered vehicles.

The campaign partners - the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) and the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) - are calling for technology-neutral and results-oriented policy to ensure the uptake of the latest low-emission vehicles. With this support, they will continue to work together to ensure that modern diesel remains one of the key pillars in the portfolio of low CO2 technologies for delivering clean and affordable transport for future generations.

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  • Rudolf Huber - 01/09/2015 14:16

    Clean Diesel is a hoax. The vehicle industry has merely increased temperature and pressure during the burn in order to produce much more of the ultra dangerous but unregulated nano PM and less of the regulated normal PM. We are going to look back ruefully at the times when diesel only gave us lung diseases and black buildings. Now its killing us straight and it affects each and everone in the same way and at the same time.

  • Mr.Bean - 04/09/2015 15:27

    I keep reading articles about Euro6 and what manufacturers have managed to achieve. Most sadly have gone the cheaper way and introduce adblue which will only increase the running costs and in the long term turn retail buyers off diesels. The key question to ask is, why do so many people still buy diesel vehicle when is not cost effective? I know many drivers don't even calculate their numbers and only look at CO2 and BIK. Petrol is for sure the way forward like the A3 e-tron and Golf GTE.

  • Allen Schaeffer - 04/09/2015 18:17

    Clean diesel is NOT a hoax. New generation of diesel is near zero emissions for particulates and oxides of nitrogen including NO2. We're 8 years into the clean diesel revolution in the US. The American Lung Association singled out cleaner diesel fleets as a key reason that more than half the US last year achieved our national clean air standards. More at www.dieselforum.org

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