What is Euro 6?
Compared with the previous standard, Euro 6 mainly targets two types of emissions: nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM).
The limits are extremely strict:
- NOX is reduced by 80% – to 0.40 g/kWh (steady-state cycle)
- NOX is reduced by 77% – to 0,46 g/kWh (transient cycle)
- PM is reduced by 50% – to 0.01 g/kWh
The latter is actually even tougher, since not only the weight, but also the number of particulates count. To fulfil this demand, a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is needed, to capture even the smallest of particulates.
Euro 6 becomes mandatory for all new heavy trucks from 1 January, 2014. But it may be a good option to invest in the new technology sooner than this.
Why invest in Euro 6 before 2014?
Being among the first to invest in a Euro 6-certified truck has its benefits. First of all, you can be sure to enjoy any incentives available on your market.
But you might also gain an edge on the competition. More and more customers let environmental factors be a deciding factor when choosing a supplier.