Special filters to clean gasoline engines will now be a part of VW vehicles.
After the diesel emission scandal, VW is making sure that its new vehicles stand up for the environmental safety. For this reason VW is coming up with different solutions to increase the efficiency of its vehicles and to make them environmental friendly as well.
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Nowadays Volkswagen group is planning to incorporate fit particulate filters in its diesel cars and its turbo charged gasoline direct-injection engines, according to Automotive News.
This project will start in mid-2017 and VW is planning to use these filters in all new models having the above mentioned characteristics. According to the company, it will help them meet the tailpipe emission targets.
The gasoline direct injection engines have higher efficiency for fuels, but thy are more hazardous for the environment too. They have the ability to produce more toxic matter while working.
From September 2017, all new types of approved gasoline power engine vehicles will have to reduce particular matter levels. These levels will be reduced to tenth of the previous amount of emission as per a new rule by Euro 6c regulation.
CEO VW, Matthias Mueller said that new TSI and TSFI engines of the company will contain these gasoline particulate filter in order to clean the engine.
Mueller also said that VW will start new engine plantings of 1.4 liter TSI engine for new VW Tiguan SUV. Along with that they will use 2.0 liter TFSI engine in Audi A5. These will reduce PM emission by 90 percent.
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Around 7 million vehicles produced by VW by the year 2020 will have these particulate filters imbedded in them. With this announcement, VW will join Mercedes-Benz in rolling out a fleet of cars equipped with filters.