With aggressive emissions reduction regulations introduced all over the globe, only those vehicles with appropriate certification will be able to enter some areas in the European Union and the UK without fines or additional taxes to pay – and some areas you might not be able to enter at all!
Euro 6 is the latest active emission standard currently in place in the EU and the UK, requiring petrol and diesel cars to meet specific emission levels requirements. If your car is still Euro 5, you might be able to change that with a Euro 5 to Euro 6 conversion.
What exactly is Euro 5 to Euro 6 conversion, and how can it help you save money?
Avoid overpaying in Ultra Low Emission Zones
In the last decade, many Ultra Low Emission Zones were established around the European Union and in the United Kingdom. When inside these zones, your car needs to have the Euro 6 certificate. If it doesn’t, and you still decide to enter the zone, you might have to pay an additional tax or can otherwise receive a large fine.
With Euro 5 to Euro 6 conversion, you can avoid paying these ludicrous taxes and risking receiving a hefty fine. Many diesel vehicles can be retrofitted and upgraded to the Euro 6 standard, but the process is often expensive, and many petrol cars can’t be retrofitted at all. Instead, using a Euro 5 to Euro 6 conversion kit will give you a cheaper alternative that will make your car compatible with Euro 6 requirements but won’t require full retrofitting.
What’s the difference between Euro 5 and Euro 6?
While Euro 5 regulations were focused on reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions, Euro 6 is all about reducing nitrogen oxide emissions. While most of the other harmful gasses were also lowered in Euro 6, including particulate matter and carbon monoxide, NOx was limited by as much as 55% when compared to Euro 5.
In most diesel vehicles, the Selective Catalytic Reduction system, or SCR, makes use of a special liquid called AdBlue, injected into the vehicle’s exhaust and causing a chemical reaction that converts nitrogen oxide into water and nitrogen – both harmless to the environment. Unfortunately, the SCR system tends to be faulty and inefficient, prompting many drivers to opt for a Euro 5 to Euro 6 conversion kit instead.