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Diesel car's pollution levels.

Discussion in 'General chat / Off Topic / Social' started by pete.i, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. pete.i

    pete.i Well-Known Member

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    I've just heard on the news that a diesel car produces 7 times the amount of pollution that a truck of equivalent age produces.

    I don't believe that and I think it's a scam by the anti-diesel brigade to take diesel cars off the road. One thing is for sure it will mean that a diesel car owner will have to fork out a lot more money and that amount will increase on a regular basis until, eventually, we all stop buying diesel cars and only buy petrol vehicles.
     
  2. M32Guy

    M32Guy M32 Specialist

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    It's probably not far off the truth to be honest. Diesel cars are a lot more harmful than most people think. The government got it totally wrong back when they were pushing diesel as a greener alternative to petrol.

    Trucks have much more stringent emission controls than cars and are driven like a diesel is meant to be. Also they are limited to about 58mph now (90kph) where as most people will be doing at least 70 on the motorway. It all adds up
     
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    ADA-V cant be bothered. VxON Club Member

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    dont really care lol.
    i aint got kids so i dont mind screwing up th world for the next generation. :-P
     
  4. grant19841

    grant19841 Well-Known Member

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    It's actually all happening now!,
    hence why the mp's are freaking out and keep putting manufacturers under more and more pressure to invent something to bring those emissions down.




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  5. derkins

    derkins Dammit...driving the world's most boring car VxON Club Member

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    It's only rating the NOx output as being far higher on the average car compared to a new truck.
    Why? All newer trucks and buses use urea (AdBlue) to counteract this as a catalyst...Some cars are now coming with an AdBlue tank too.

    No mention of particulants...Just the 'dreaded NOx'.

    I'd argue that the ancient buses used in Dundee spew out so much reek that it turns out that I work just one street away from the (second) most polluted street in Scotland.
    https://infogr.am/most-polluted-streets-in-scotland

    ...More media hype and half truths.
     
  6. grant19841

    grant19841 Well-Known Member

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    Vauxhall and ford are in on the adblue now too


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  7. vexorg

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    I'd agree hope street is the worst in scotland. I've seen it so bad that you can't see to the end of the block.

    It's hard to believe that diesel can still be so bad compared to cars of 20 years ago that had none of the emission control. Why is it more of a problem now compared to before?
     
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    My A4 also - of course Audi's <=2015 engines haven't really helped the problem so switching to AdBlue was the least they could do...


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  9. Alex

    Alex I do the jokes. Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader VxON Club Staff

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    I'm still waiting on a time to 'fix' my diesel Skoda engine.

    However I probably won't get it done as several reports suggest it's affected performance etc. will leave it for the next owner to deal with
     
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    Our company cars are Audi and most of them are on the recall but I don't think they've been summoned yet either.

    Despite their claims, the fix was bound to impact performance, economy or both - because otherwise they wouldn't have "fixed" the engines in the first place.


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