AECC unveils what a future-proof diesel car looks like

AECC unveils what a future-proof diesel car looks like


Europe needs to improve its air quality
and people want to breathe clean air.
We already have the technology that can achieve
this goal for European mobility
and the time to move forward is now.
As the emissions control industry, we are
the people who make the technologies
that can make diesel cars
run cleaner than ever before.
And today, we are combining existing
emission control technologies together
to build the future-proof diesel car.
Let’s have a look at what this car can do.
This is our Ultra-Low Emission
Diesel demonstrator vehicle.
Joachim, our Technical Manager,
will tell you more about it.
This car delivers near-zero emissions
under all driving conditions.
So whether you’re driving uphill, in stop-start
traffic in the city, on the motorway or in
the countryside, your tailpipe emissions
will be well below legal limits.
Let’s take it for a drive.
For older diesel cars on the road
right now, emissions fluctuate.
For example, with an acceleration
from a traffic light,
you might experience a big
increase in NOx emissions.
As you can see here in
the future-proof diesel car,
we’re just about to start
from the traffic lights.
Normally, you would expect
a big spike in NOx emissions.
But as you can see here in our car, emissions
stay close to zero during the acceleration.
So now, let’s go a bit faster.
So we are now driving on the Belgian highway,
driving up to 120km/h which is the legal limit
here, but our car has been successfully tested
on the German Autobahn at 160km/h.
We’re still near zero emissions
which is well below the legal limits.
And of course, when we
drive on rural roads like here,
we still near zero-emissions going to the air.
Under all typical driving conditions, we’ve
seen that our future-proof diesel vehicle
keeps NOx emissions to near
zero emissions levels.
Reducing emissions in urban and rural
environments is something we all want.
So how do we get more of
these cars on our roads?
The European Commission has developed real-world
testing and surveillance mechanisms.
The Commission is now looking into different
options for future emission legislation.
This could include a further
reduction in emission limits
and a wider scope of emission requirements.
This vehicle is an example
of what is possible today.
Future emissions legislation beyond
today’s Euro 6 will promote this kind of
technological innovation for
combustion engines including diesels.
The European emissions control industry
that AECC represents is working together
with car manufacturers to bring
future-proof diesels to the market.
This technology is available
now and ready to go.
If it can be rolled out more widely, we can
meet demands to improve our air quality by
reducing diesel vehicle emissions
under all driving conditions.

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