Existing diesel engines pollute 20% less than 10 years ago
Cars with diesel engines are usually remembered as major polluters, particularly when comparing the same model have gasoline or other fuel in your tank. However, according to a survey by the Association of Builders Motors UK, currently the development of new technologies has led to the production and use of units with lower pollutant emissions ever seen.
In the UK, where the survey was taken, the result points to a 21% reduction in the emission of pollutants such as carbon dioxide from 2003 until today, while it increased to 27% efficiency in fuel consumption.
According to the survey, the average carbon dioxide emitted by a car dropped to 128.3 grams per mile, nearly 30% less than that measured in 2000, also marking the first time that this number is lower than 130 grams per kilometer mark rotated. To get an idea of ??what these numbers represent a Ford Escape, for example, gasoline engine produces 179 grams of CO2/km, that with an engine 1.6 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost.
In an interview with HybridCars.com, President of Bosch in the UK, Peter Fouquet, spoke. "Drivers today benefit from the cars much cleaner diesel compared to what we had ten years ago. With sales increasing, we are focused on constantly innovate in new technologies that will help to further reduce emissions from cars and the cost to operate them, "concludes Fouquet.