AdBlue
12 Dec 2018

What is AdBlue and why do you need to know?

As emissions controls became stricter in Europe, car makers with diesel vehicles needed a way of cleaning up nitrogen oxide emissions. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (AdBlue) was born.

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Bosch reveals new diesel technology
26 Apr 2018

Diesel not dead, says Bosch, debuts drastically reduced NOx emissions technology

Bosch has revealed its new diesel technology which reduces NOx emissions to 10 times lower than 2020 limits without affecting power, fuel consumption or cost.

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Diesel cars being banned in Europe
07 Jul 2017

France to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

France has announced it will ban the sale of both petrol and diesel cars by 2040 to meet its commitments to the Paris Climate Accord.

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22 Jun 2017

All About AdBlue, Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)

More and more 4X4s have AdBlue fitted, so it’s time to learn more about it. BEFORE WE GET INTO ADBLUE, a bit of background. Diesel is dying. Yes, the fuel us offroaders swear by, the one we have paid thousands of dollars for over petrol, is on the way out.

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Diesel cars being banned in Europe
07 Dec 2016

Diesel is dead… very nearly

Very few people in Australia have realised that by 2025 you won’t be able to drive a diesel car in Paris, Athens, Madrid or Mexico City…

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24 Jun 2016

Setting up for the snow, or how to operate your car in cold weather

It’s winter time, and you want to get out into the snow! Or maybe you’re just worried about how your car will handle cold morning starts. Here’s how to operate your car in cold weather.

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Peugeot 508 engine
16 Jan 2016

French government tests confirm environmental performance of Peugeot 208 and 508

Tests by the French Government have confirmed emissions performance results published by Peugeot for its 208 and 508 vehicles.

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Peugeot to provide real-world fuel testing
15 Jan 2016

Peugeot, Citroen and Renault cleared in VW-esque vehicle emissions probe

French car makers, Peugeot, Citroen and Renault have been cleared after investigators inspected facilities to look into their vehicle emissions technology.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
15 Jan 2016

Air Resources Board rejects Volkswagen 2.0L diesel emissions recall plan

Volkswagen’s proposed fix for vehicles with diesel engines containing ‘defeat device’ software has been rejected by the Air Resources Board in California.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
12 Dec 2015

VW says trying to meet “impossible” US NOx emissions is to blame for #dieselgate

VW chairman, Hans Dieter Poesch, has said that VW boffins installed illegal software on its EA189 diesel engines after it couldn’t meet US NOx emissions regulations legally.

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04 Oct 2015

Toyota Prius C Vs Hyundai i30: Diesel vs hybrid – which is more fuel efficient?

If you really want to save fuel which is best, petrol/electric hybrid or turbo-diesel? We compare the 2015 Toyota Prius C and 2015 Hyundai i30.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
28 Sep 2015

Carmakers begin to distance themselves from #dieselgate

If Volkswagen used defeat devices to pass emissions tests, maybe others did too? or maybe not, as car makers start to deny using special systems…

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Are diesel cars unfairly demonised?
13 Mar 2015

Are diesel cars being unfairly demonised?

Car makers in the UK are moving to stem the demonisation of diesel cars as dirty, but experts say they’re ‘greenwashing’ the figures.

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The Mazda6 looks good and is good to drive
13 Mar 2014

Mazda6 Review

When Mazda gets things right, it really hits the nail on the head. The Mazda3 dominates its category; the Mazda2 is right up there with the leaders in the tiddler class and the Mazda6 keeps the flag waving in the highly competitive mid-size category.

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The Subaru Outback diesel finally has a CVT.
10 Sep 2013

Subaru Outback 2.0D First Drive

The Outback 2.0D CVT is likely to woo those looking to update their current Outback for something a little flashier and more fuel-efficient. That it’s a roomy, comfortable and safe vehicle to drive, that’s as comfortable on dirt as it is on the black stuff, makes this new Outback 2.0D CVT well worth a look.

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