The truth is that diesel cars CAN be clean

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YOUR re­cent ar­ti­cle on how toxic fumes from just one diesel car can cost the coun­try £16,000 did not men­tion some up-to-date facts (Mail). I drive a diesel that meets the Euro 6 emis­sions reg­u­la­tions and it fea­tures the fol­low­ing ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy:

An ad­di­tive to elim­i­nate NOX gases (ox­ides of ni­tro­gen);

A fil­ter to re­move par­tic­u­lates (tiny soot and me­tal par­ti­cles) con­tained in ex­haust fumes;

Fuel con­sump­tion of up to 62 miles per gal­lon dur­ing nor­mal use, thereby re­duc­ing the CO2 emis­sions to a level far be­low the equiv­a­lent petrol-en­gined ve­hi­cle. The mod­ern diesel en­gine is by far the most ad­vanced and ef­fi­cient unit avail­able and is still be­ing im­proved by man­u­fac­tur­ers. Ad­mit­tedly, my car is not elec­tric nor a hy­brid — but those ve­hi­cles aren’t with­out their en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems, ei­ther. What we should be pro­mot­ing is the re­place­ment of the old oil-burn­ers with the lat­est ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy! STEVE SAL­IS­BURY. C.ENG., MIMechE,

Bil­ler­icay, Es­sex.

Driv­ing at the facts: En­gi­neer Steve Sal­is­bury

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