Euro 6 Diesel Engines

What do we know about Euro 6 Diesel engines? Thus, not a lot of us mere mortals. However, we soon will be well and truly experts in the emissions that must stop. So, all manufacturers must meet Euro 6.1 requirements from on or after the 1st September 2016. Hence, these requirements are to be using the latest and best emission equipment. Therefore, those which emits fewer pollutants. So, with the aim to reduce the devastating effects on the environment.

AdBlue system a new diesel fuel additive.

Thus, for those who remember takes us back to fuel additives for petrol engines in the early sixties. However, the AdBlue is to help eliminate the harmful emissions released by diesel vehicles. So, it uses a practice Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) basically to stop the emissions being sent out. However, this reduces the harmful emissions as the fuel burns. So, the solution goes into the exhaust as a post combustion process.

What is AdBlue?

Euro 6 Diesel EnginesAdBlue is a solution of water and urea to comply with Euro 6, recent diesel vehicles. So, when the urea and water solution combines with exhaust emissions this produces nitrogen and oxygen. In effect, harmless gases that occur naturally in the environment.

AdBlue will be in a tank of its own.

So, the additive will be in a separate tank. Also, important to note that when it runs out and the vehicle is switched off it won’t start again. So, there are plenty of warnings of becoming empty.

Thus, to meet the legislation a vehicle cannot be driven under conditions where emissions will not meet the requirement level. So where to find AdBlue?

What cost is AdBlue?

The average mileage of a tank of AdBlue is between 6,000 to 8,000 miles range on a Peugeot Diesel. So, currently at a cost of 10 litres at a price of £9.99. Source Autosleeper motorhomes. Peugeot’s next generation Blue HDi 2.0 litre engines. We already begin to see that new technology is coming in. Thus, on an Autosleeper there is a  15-litre tank accessible from under the fuel filter. Can we trust the emissions tests on Euro 6 engines?Thus, one would hope not after the last debacle from VW. So, all the motorhome owner wants is to have an engine that performs and is economical. In addition, to being as greener consumer as possible. In addition, many VW owners in the UK have found that they have been let down by the emissions scandal. Because, of the way compensation has been given to USA drivers and not Europeans.

Hopefully a greener world.

Let’s look at the aim of the Euro 6 EU legislation. Therefore, it is to make vehicle engines run cleaner emissions. So, that means lower levels of those harmful exhaust emissions. Hence, such gases as nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter (PM). The question will Euro 6 diesel engines help us to get there faster?

The knock-on effects of reducing these gases mean better fuel economy and lower emissions of CO2. So, for those of us who remember the European emission standards came into force in 1992. Thus, this was with Euro 1 standards becoming law. So, how far have we come down the road to zero emissions? Hence, our climate is changing and we all know the consequences of that.

Bring on the Hybrid Motorhome.

Accordingly sooner that later let us all see the sense that this makes. Having a genuine Hybrid motorhome would make a real difference. So, bring on that Hymer and then let’s have an affordable option. Also, we now have effective solar panels so why not a Hybrid? So, come on motorhome manufacturers follow the Hillside Leisure example. The Danbury E the world’s first all-electric compact camper.

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