Hardware retrofits to disc vehicles are effective. The General German Automobile Club (ADAC) has now published this as an interim report on a long-term study. The association carries out a long-term investigation with retrofit systems for cars with a diesel engine since beginning of September. After 10.000 test kilometers have been unwound, ADAC announces: If a vehicle is retrofitted with the so-called AdBlue technology, the nitrogen oxide emissions are significantly reduced, The ADAC, which represents the interests of motorists and consumers, therefore makes a request to the Federal Government: cars that have been retrofitted with the technology should be exempted from driving bans.
The AdBlue system is a standardized technique. In this case, a urea causes the exhaust gases of the vehicle to be cleaned. For the system to work, an AdBlue fluid must be added regularly. This liquid consumers can purchase in addition to the fuel at a gas station or on the Internet, etc. How effectively this fluid works, the ADAC has now set out in his investigation. Accordingly, the nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by half under favorable conditions. In ideal conditions even up to 70 percent. By the way, not only the ADAC has found out these numbers. They coincide with investigations that the Ministry of Transport of the state of Baden-Württemberg has already carried out in the past.
How effective the fluid is depends, among other things, on the dosage. Another important factor is the driving style. When drivers drive at full throttle, they generally inject less AdBlue. Calculations show: If all vehicles were retrofitted with a Euro 5 diesel engine, the nitrogen oxide emissions would be reduced by a quarter, In the coming months, the results will be further clarified. The ADAC has announced that there will be a detailed interim report in October. Overall, the long-term test will cover a distance of 50.000 kilometers. The club examines the effects for three trains. In addition to an Opel Astra, a Volkswagen T5 and a Fiat Ducato will also be tested. They were equipped with retrofit systems from different manufacturers. So that the results are comparable, the testers use the cars to unwind a previously tuned program.
Every day you cover a distance of about 700 kilometers. This consists of 44 percent of highway driving and 56 percent of journeys inside and outside closed towns. For the consumer, however, the retrofitting can sometimes lead to considerable costs. Depending on the particular manufacturer of the system, motorists have to expect that the hardware, including the installation, will cost between 1400 Euro and 3300 Euro. According to the ADAC, the costs will most likely be in the upper range of this price range. Should we receive new information on this subject, especially regarding a possible assumption of costs / division by the manufacturers, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed if yours is just ours Feed subscribe to.
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