Euro 5 Emissions

Peugeot and Euro 5 emissions

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Euro 5 Emissions

With the introduction of Euro 5 compliant engines, Peugeot continues to develop and optimise its diesel HDi FAP and petrol technologies - both acknowledged for their performance and efficiency - positioning each model as a leader in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in the respective segments.

From July 1 2010, Australian regulations require compliance with the Euro 4 standard, but all Peugeot passenger cars sold in Australia already meet the tough new Euro 5 level. The difference between Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards is the further restriction of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM - which is considered harmful to human health), with an emphasis on the two latter emissions.

Furthermore, with an eye to the future, Peugeot has set very definite goals for achieving the next standard milestone of Euro 6, including a target date of September 2014 for its implementation. Essentially this means a further reduction of NOx emissions from 0.18 grams per kilometre to 0.08 grams (in HDi vehicles).