How will the Euro VI European standard, which limits nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles, change?
The quantity of AdBlue® needed for each top up depends on European regulations
The tanks in diesel cars therefore meet the requirements of current anti-pollution standards governing CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions. The quantity of AdBlue® needed per mile depends on European environmental legislation, which sets a limit for nitrogen oxide emissions of 80 mg/km. Manufacturers must adapt the AdBlue® consumption of diesel vehicles to respond to changes in these same environmental standards. The injected liquid can then help to reduce the impact that diesel vehicles have on the environment.
The Euro VI European standard will certainly change to impose more restrictions on nitrogen oxide emissions by 2017
However, the Euro VI European regulation will certainly change when the Euro VI standard comes into force in 2017. Diesel cars will have to consume more AdBlue® to meet the higher requirements for nitrogen oxide emissions. Although the size of the tanks will change, the owners of future models of diesel cars will certainly fill up their AdBlue® tanks more often. A potential increase in the size of the AdBlue® tank could mean that the vehicle weighs significantly more. Consequently, diesel vehicles would pollute more… and would then need more AdBlue®.