Five facts about diesel the car industry would rather not tell you

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Euro6 diesel emits 7-10 times more NOx on the road than in tests. We need on-raod tests NOW!

Five facts about diesel the car industry would rather not tell you

A consortium of car manufacturers, suppliers and repairers has, in an attempt to hide the fact that a typical diesel car emits 10 times more nitrogen oxides than an equivalent gasoline car, launched a new website. Its content ignores the inconvenient truth that most new diesels still don’t reach the limits agreed back in 2007. This briefing provides five facts about diesel cars that the industry would rather the public didn’t know.

  1. A typical diesel car emits around 10 times more nitrogen oxides than an equivalent gasoline car.
  2. The problem is endemic across the car industry – but the performance of individual models and manufacturers varies widely
  3. Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer. Nitrogen dioxide causes a range of short-term health effects, like asthma; and longerterm effects that shorten lifetimes. In the air, nitrogen oxides are converted into other harmful pollutants like fine particles and ozone.
  4. The current system for testing cars in a laboratory is obsolete and produces meaningless results – the figures quoted by cleandieseltech.eu. The car industry is fighting to delay and weaken new on-road tests precisely because Euro 6 cars cannot achieve the limits set.
  5. On average, diesel cars emit more CO2 than gasoline hybrid cars.

 

see more at Transport & Environment

Transport & Environment 02-09-2015
http://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2015_09_Five_facts_about_diesel_FINAL.pdf

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