How is AdBlue® used on Renault vehicles?
Renault is faced with changes to the Euro environmental standards
The Euro European standard, which aims to reduce harmful gas emissions, has been evolving for the last 20 years. Like other manufacturers, Renault took steps to comply with regulatory developments. Since 2009, the company has opted for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology, which uses AdBlue® and sprays this into the exhaust gas in the catalytic converter to convert the nitrogen oxides into nitrogen. This therefore reduces the impact of diesel cars on the environment.
Renault models and AdBlue®
Currently, only Renault Trafic vehicles are fitted with AdBlue® tanks. The other models are fitted with NOx filters that are not as effective as SCR technology. However, the new Renault Master will include SCR technology and will be equipped with an AdBlue® tank.
Currently, no passenger car is equipped with AdBlue® technology.
Where is the access to my AdBlue® tank located?
On Trafic light commercial vehicles, the AdBlue® tank inlet is located in the fuel filler flap next to the diesel inlet. On the Master, whose launch is planned for late 2016, the tank inlet will most likely be on the opposite side to the diesel tank.
What precautions should be taken when using AdBlue®?
AdBlue® is a colourless, odourless, non-flammable liquid solution. Although classed as a “non-hazardous substance”, AdBlue® may cause reactions. In case of contact with skin or eyes, wash the affected area with soap and clean water. Consult your doctor if you experience any irritation.