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Warning on air quality.

AIR quality in densely populated urban areas is set to become cleaner, with all the associated health benefits this will bring, as Euro V emissions legislation for HGVs, buses and coaches becomes mandatory from October 1. However, the new rules will mean higher unit purchase prices for hard pressed hauliers, warns Robert Binnion, Retail Sales Manager of Greenhous Commercials in Willenhall.

A series of evertightening European standards aimed at reducing harmful exhaust emissions has succeeded in reducing the levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) released into the atmosphere by 56 per cent and for particulate matter (PM) by 94 per cent in HGV emissions since 1993. Euro V will tighten the NOx level still further, to just 6 per cent of the level allowed in 1993. The more stringent legislation will mean that on board diagnostics fitted to new vehicles will also have to change.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Sep 25, 2009
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