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Study: Today’s Diesel Engines With 20% Less Polluting Than Two Decades Ago

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Study: Today's Diesel Engines With 20% Less Polluting Than Two Decades Ago

A new study from the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders shows that diesel engines are less polluting than the gas-powered engines.

According to the study, diesel engines sold today in the UK market are with 21% less harmful compared to the diesels sold in 2003. Fuel efficiency has also been increased with 27% compared to that period. This means that today’s average diesel in the UK releases only 128.3 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, a decrease of 30% since 2000 and the first time when emissions for this type of engines have dropped under 130g/CO2 per kilometer.

For example, a gas powered compact crossover such as Ford Kuga (Escape) chums out 179 g/CO2 if it is fitted with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder.

“Motorists today benefit from much cleaner diesel cars than those that were on the market even ten years ago,” said Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch UK.

“As diesel car sales continue to rise, we are focused on constantly innovating new technologies that help reduce emissions from diesel cars and make them cheaper to run.”

If in the past diesel powered vehicles were seen as polluting, noisy and sluggish, now, although more expensive to buy, they offer better fuel efficiency than its rivals, are cheaper to run and have seen significant technological upgrades.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - filed under News, Other. Image credit: .
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