Dear relation. We have updated our technical data sheets in the truck assortment with the latest Euro 6 norms. In order to get more insights into what this means, please read below. In case the website is not updated yet, we will do this shortly.
From September 2015, all new cars bought must be Euro 6 compliant. The aim of the Euro 6 EU legislation is to make cars cleaner. This means lower levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions that you may not have heard of such as nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter (PM), which is basically soot. The knock-on effects of reducing these can also mean better fuel economy and lower emissions of CO2. NOx is a harmful pollutant that is often blamed for damaging the environment but has also been proven to have serious health implications on the public. Particulate matter, meanwhile, is a local pollutant that has also been linked to health problems.
The new Euro 6 regulations set different standards for petrol and diesel cars. For diesel cars, they dramatically drop the permitted level of NOx emitted down to a maximum of 80mg/km compared to the 180mg/km level that was required for cars to meet the previous Euro 5 emissions standards. The limit for NOx from petrol cars remains at 60mg/km, the same as for the Euro 5 standard.
In the short term, the new Euro 6 emission standards, are unlikley to have a direct impact on motorists, though they could see fuel economy and emissions of new cars improve further as the latest engine and exhaust treatment technology becomes standard across the industry.
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