New Volkswagens to feature Gasoline Particulate filters from 2017 onwards
The new environmentally friendly Volkswagen is on a green mission to clean up its image with the announcement of an electric car initiative recently, now the post dieselgate manufacturer is looking to reduce emissions further.
They have been looking at ways to reduce emissions on their petrol range across the group including Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bentley and Lamborghini. The Gasoline Particulate Filter of GPF is their answer to reducing emissions and moving forward.
The first GPF’s will be fitted to the Tiguan’s 1.4 litre TFSI and Audi’s A5 2.0 litre TFSI. The rest of the group’s cars will follow as models and current engine ranges are renewed.
How much of a difference will the new GPF make to emissions?
The move by Volkswagen to right its recent wrongs on a global scale will drop emissions on TFSI engines by 90% from the already efficient petrol engines featuring direct injection with catalytic converters.
The cut in emissions on petrol engines will help to reduce the growing problem of severe air pollution and air quality that causes respiratory problems in some towns.
VW expect up to seven million of its petrol cars will come with the same filtration technology as diesel engine by 2022.
Head of VW Group Research & Development Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn has outlined plans to reduce diesel vehicle pollutant emissions further. He said that "In the future, all models will be equipped with the latest and most efficient SCR catalytic converter technology".