Honda makes diesel-engine breakthrough

Honda has announced new technology for the next generation of its 2.2-litre diesel engine, which will make it as clean as a petrol unit as regards NOx emissions.

14th October, 2006

Honda has announced new technology for the next generation of its 2.2-litre diesel engine, which will make it as clean as a petrol unit as regards NOx emissions. This is critical for diesels, far less polluting in other emissions, are to reach US emissions standards.

Key to the breakthrough is a new type of catalytic converter capable of converting NOx into harmless nitrogen.

The new engine will go on sale in three years time.

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