We are proud to announce that Alfred Bekker can now offer the Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner in Euro 6 format, this has been a major challenge but the engineering brains at our sister company API have managed to overcome all of the issues.

This now brings our range of product in line with the stringent legislation being driven by the European Commission.

What is Euro 6?

Euro 6 is the latest diesel engine emission legislations being driven by the European Commission.

Since 1993, when the very first ‘Euro 1’ legislation was introduced for trucks and buses, the European Commission has regulated the amount of pollutants coming out of the tail-pipe of a diesel engine. In particular, the Commission identified two key constituents within the exhaust stream – Oxides of Nitrogen or ‘NOx’, and ‘Particulate Matter (PM – basically soot particle) – as being harmful, and which needed to be controlled and reduced.

As a result, over the past 20 years, European engine makers have invested heavily in developing new technology which has seen the levels of NOx and PM (as well as other elements such as unburnt hydrocarbons) in the exhaust of all new diesel-engine trucks and buses falling dramatically, with a consequent improvement in air-quality.

Such has been the response of the manufacturers to the challenge of reducing exhaust emissions that the air coming out of the tail-pipe of a Euro 6 diesel engine is cleaner than ever before, with permitted NOx levels reduced by 75% compared with the current Euro 5 standard. And thanks to changes governing the way particulates have to be measured, the reduction in PM is closer to 99%!

Thanks to Cummins Ltd for this explanation.