The European Commission has started the consultation process for new legislation to reduce particullate and NOx emissions from heavy-trucks and buses tailpipes. This new set of rules will be ready for the end of the current year. The norm, labelled Euro VI, will be inspired in the future by US EPA rules in order to create worldwide homogenous rules for automakers.
Small businesses in the UK that like the size and style of Peugeot's Partner van lineup and have a desire to go green will be happy to know that the revised Partner vans, with a new Euro IV 1.6 liter HDi diesel engine, are 30 percent more fuel efficient, put out 24 percent fewer CO2 emissions and provide 35 percent more pulling power. The old engine in the Partner vans was a 2.0 liter HDi diesel. Partners with the new engines are on sale now, and you can see prices and more information after the
Citroën announced yesterday that it was introducing two new diesel engines into its C8 people carrier vehicles. The C8 MPVs are already often powered by diesel engines, so this isn't exactly groundbreaking news, but it is good to hear that these new powerplants will be Euro IV compliant (they will emit less than 190g of CO2 per kilometer) and capable of running on up to 30 percent biodiesel. Citroën says the "range-topping 136hp 2.0HDi 16V unit returns 40 mpg on the combined cycle, CO2