Ben Treadwell - 17 December 2015
This week Opel has announced its plans to published fuel economy and emissions figures according to the World Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The voluntary move is designed to increase transparency to authorities in light of the recent VW emissions scandal.
The WLTP is due to be replaced by the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) beginning in 2017 and will offer an improved set of real world driving conditions that should drastically improve the efficacy of emissions testing of diesel vehicles.
Opel has pointed to the usage of SCR for their ability to further improve their vehicles ability to reduce harmful emissions. Opel Group CEO, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann has stated that "We are capable of further improving the effectiveness of reduction of oxides of nitrogen emissions from our Euro 6 diesels with SCR technology and so we are making an improvement towards future RDE specifications," Dr. Neumann also mentioned "We will use SCR as the mainstream system for Euro 6 diesel going forward as we continue to develop improved technologies to explore higher efficiencies."
The first vehicle from the group to used WLTP with be the Astra in summer of 2016 along with the updated SCR systems which will be retrofitted into 43,000 vehicles that area already on the road.
Ben Treadwell - 27 January 2016
discoverDEF is conducting a series of short interviews with fleet operators as part of our new 'Fleet Focus' series. These articles will look at issues in fleet DEF consumption and logistics, including overall size of SCR fleet, total DEF consumption, purchasing strategy and storage. Fleet Focus spoke to KMT Services Inc a small trucking...
Ben Treadwell - 24 November 2015
discoverDEF is conducting a series of short interviews with fleet operators as part of our new 'Fleet Focus' series. These articles will look at issues in fleet DEF consumption and logistics, including overall size of SCR fleet, total DEF consumption, purchasing strategy and storage. Fleet Focus: discoverDEF spoke with Jeff Shefchik,...
Ben Treadwell - 2 November 2015
Hitachi Construction has announced three new medium excavators all featuring selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The vehicles are noted for boasting fuel savings of up to 19% when compared to previous models. The SCR system sits along with a diesel oxidations catalyst, urea mixing pipe, and silencer. The vehicles also feature a high...