If we were to tell you that we have invested in the latest low-carbon vehicles with Euro 6 engines, would it mean anything to you?
Rightly so, environmental pollution has been at the forefront of environmentalists hit list for the last decade or so. Whether it be fumes from jet planes or cars, every journey can have a significant impact on the environment. That’s why at Nidd Transport, we are improving our carbon footprint by investing in the latest low-carbon vehicles with Euro 6 engines.
The first Euro emissions were introduced in July 1992, which required new petrol cars be fitted with catalytic converters to reduce CO emissions. Since then, we have moved up from Euro 1 to Euro 6 currently every 5 or so years, meaning we should expect Euro 7 in 2020.
But what is Euro 6?
Euro 6 is the sixth and latest directive set by the European Union to help reduce the level of harmful pollutants produced by new vehicles.
Euro 6 regulations have different emission limits for petrol and diesel vehicles, reflecting the damage either produce towards the environment. Diesel vehicles now have a permitted level of NOx emitted of 80mg/km, which is 100 less than their Euro 5 emissions standard. This is even more surprising when it’s compared to petrol, as their NOx limit has remained unchanged from Euro 5, mainly as it was already much lower at 60 mg/km.
How do you know if your vehicle is a Euro 6?
According to the RAC, if your car was registered on or after 1 September 2015 or the model was approved on or after 1 September 2014 it should meet the Euro 6 standard. However, this is not guaranteed and to be sure you should check with your vehicle’s manufacturer.
As always, we will continue to improve our carbon footprint, if you have any questions feel free to contact us.