- Advanced diesel technology has virtually eliminated emissions of particulate matter, with 99% of these soot particulates captured by special filters fitted to all new diesel cars since 2011. Around half of diesels on the road now boast a diesel particulate filter (DPF).5
- The latest Euro 6/VI vehicles are the cleanest in history – and light years away from their older counterparts. As well as special filters, they also feature clever technology that converts most of the NOx from the engine into harmless nitrogen and water before it reaches the exhaust.
- Euro 6/VI technology works. Real world tests using the London 159 bus route show a 95% drop in NOx compared with previous generation Euro V buses. In fact, if every older bus operating in the capital were replaced with a Euro VI version, total NOx emissions in London would fall by 7.5%.6
- The latest Euro 6 cars are classed as low emission for the purposes of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone due to come into force in 2019, meaning drivers of these vehicles will be free to enter the zone without charge.
- Contrary to recent reports, diesel cars are not the main source of urban NOx. While road transport as a whole is responsible for around half of London’s NOx, diesel cars produce just 11%, although concentrations will vary at different times depending on congestion. Keeping traffic moving is the key to keeping emissions low.7
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