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Clean diesel technology

The modern combustion engine is becoming even cleaner and more sustainable


Despite advances in alternative technologies like hybrid electric, fully electric and hydrogen solutions, the diesel engine will remain the primary driveline for commercial vehicles. At the moment, no other type of engine is as efficient, cost-effective and reliable.


Huge reductions in NOx and soot emissions

It's good to think about it every now and then to consider the impressive achievements that have already been accomplished with regard to trucks and emissions. The nitrogen oxide emissions of a modern truck with a Euro 6 diesel engine are an incredible 95% lower than those of a similar truck 25 to 30 years ago. And particle emissions have fallen even more – 97% – in the same period. 


In other words:

A single Euro 1 truck built in 1994 produced the same amount of NOx as 20 modern-day trucks.

And in terms of particle emissions: one Euro 1 truck from 1994 is as polluting as 35 trucks built today.


And what about CO2 ?

The most recent generation of DAF trucks are 20% more efficient than their predecessors 20 years ago. And in this case, 20% less fuel consumption translates directly into a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions.


Euro 1 6 compared

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