Stop to diesel and petrol cars: the request of 9 states to the EU

Stop to diesel and petrol cars: the request of 9 states to the EU

Stop to diesel and petrol cars

Determine a date that can ban the sale of petrol or diesel cars in Europe with the aim of achieving a decisive reduction in CO2 emissions generated by the transport sector. This seems to be the request of 9 member countries of the European Union with the aim of giving way to a generalized stop to vehicles with internal combustion engines and encouraging the spread of new electrically powered vehicles.

Not by chance , so far some member countries of the European Union have given way to some rather isolated initiatives. consequently setting the date by which they will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars. To date, Denmark and the Netherlands are among the protagonists of the request addressed to the EU Commission concerning the provision of an official date for the farewell to thermal engines on all the markets of the Old Continent.

We must accelerate the green transition of road transport and, as legislators, send clear signals to car manufacturers and consumers, is what the Danish climate minister, Dan Jørgensen declared.

Together with Denmark and the Netherlands, the document does not the signature of other states such as Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta is missing, which illustrate the main reasons why the measure is considered fundamental and therefore necessary if the CO2 emission reduction plans are to be respected from the European Union.

It is no coincidence that in order to reach the carbon-neutrality target set for 2050, the European Union will inevitably have to take a decisive and shared position with all the member countries, so that it can be given to the companies producing the sector a key line to follow both in terms of automotive production and infrastructure.

The goal is clearly to gradually replace all types of vehicles with internal combustion engines, leaving space for electric vehicles to help reduce air pollution.

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Are caps to stop petrol being used in diesel vehicles reliable?

I am looking to buy a 'misfuelling cap' for my Kia Sorento so that petrol can't accidently be placed into the diesel Kia. Is the technology reliable? Can you name a product, for example Diesel Key, Diesel Fill, Solo Diesel Cap? Do they work.

This is a real problem and many road service call-outs are, in fact, caused by this very problem. It’s vastly more common for petrol to be put into a diesel vehicle than the other way around, simply because a petrol bowser nozzle will fit into the diesel car’s filler neck, but not the other way around. But should you mistakenly put petrol into a modern, common-rail diesel engine, the entire fuel system needs to be cleaned as a result. And that’s the best-case scenario, because if you drive any distance with petrol in the system, repairs can top $10,000 in some cases.

The devices you have listed usually work in the same way; they replace the car’s standard filler neck and act as a physical barrier to an unleaded petrol nozzle being inserted into the car. Unless the nozzle being presented is a diesel-sized nozzle, you won’t be able to put anything into the tank. Installed correctly, they should present no problems, but as with any part of a car’s fuel system, the installer needs to know what they’re doing. But they’re popular with fleet vehicles (which are driven by a variety of people who may or may not know the vehicle is diesel-powered) and families with a fleet that uses more than one type of fuel.

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