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Old 28th June 2016, 12:11   #1
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Default Volkswagen's petrol cars to get particulate filters from 2017

As a of fallout of diesel gate, VW is ensuring its petrol vehicles doesn't get into trouble . The new VW Tiguan and new Audi A5 will be the first vehicles to be equipped with the filters; future VW Group emission tests to be held independently.

After being embroiled in the diesel emission cheating scandal which saw the Volkswagen Group lose a third of its market capitalisation and face lawsuits worth billions of dollars, the German carmaker has embarked upon a complete overhaul to mend its reputation. In line with this transformation, the carmaker will now sell its petrol engine vehicles with gasoline particulate filters, to trap and reduce harmful particulate matter emissions and hopes to equip up to
7 million VW vehicles every year with this technology by 2022.

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“We are continuing our intensive efforts to enhance the environmental compatibility of our diesel and gasoline models,” Mathias Muller, CEO, Volkswagen AG said while addressing shareholders at the company’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Hannover yesterday. Muller said that the first vehicles to feature the gasoline PM filters would be the new VW Tiguan and the new Audi A5 to be launched in 2017.

“We will successively equip the Group's new TSI and TFSI engines with gasoline particulate filters. This initiative will begin with the 1.4-litre TSI engine in the new VW Tiguan and the Audi A5 in June 2017,” Muller revealed.
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All GDI (Gasoline DIrect Injection) engines will require particulate filters from Euro VI D.
And most OEMs will move towards GDI for better fuel efficiency to meet the CO2 norms.
This is more of a regulatory addition than voluntary on the part of VW.
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Volkswagen Group to fit particulate filters to all petrol engines from 2017

All petrol models will be fitted with filters from June next year; first to benefit are the Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi A5.
Volkswagen ranked top in the recent EQUA Air Quality Index, which measured output of nitrogen oxide in 440 of the world’s top-selling models. However, in the wake of the emissions scandal, Volkswagen is eager to clean up its image beyond the levels required by the latest emissions regulations. The fitment of particulate filters to all of its models appears to be part of that process
In the future, all models will be equipped with the latest and most efficient SCR [selective catalytic reduction] catalytic converter technology
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Default Volkswagen to introduce particulate filters in petrol cars from 2017!

The Volkswagen group is planning to introduce gasoline particulate filters (GPFs) on all of it's TSI/TFSI-powered cars from June 2017 onwards.

Claiming that the GPFs will reduce fine soot particles by as much as 90 percent, Volkswagen will make the particulate filters a part of standard equipment on all of it's gasoline-powered cars. The first recipients of the GPFs will be the 1.4L TSI engine under the Tiguan SUV's hood, and the 2.0L TFSI which powers the recently-launched Audi A5 sedan.

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Volkswagen Group introduces particulate filter for petrol engines
  • Emissions of soot particles from direct injection petrol engines can be reduced by up to 90 per cent
  • Planned roll-out in Group models as of 2017
The Volkswagen Group is continuing to work assiduously on the environmental compatibility of conventional drive systems. The company has now decided upon wide-scale use of particulate filters for petrol engines, so-called 'gasoline particulate filters (GPF)'. From 2017, all Group direct injection TSI and TFSI engines will be fitted step-by-step with petrol particulate filters. Emissions of fine soot particles will be reduced in this way by up to 90 per cent.

By 2022, the number of Volkswagen Group vehicles being equipped with this technology annually could reach seven million. The process is starting in June 2017 with the 1.4-litre TSI engine in the new Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2.0 TFSI in the Audi A5. Implementation will then follow in further models and engine generations.

Particulate filters for diesel engines are already proven and established. The gasoline particulate filter will now reduce the particulate emissions of direct injection petrol engines by up to 90 per cent. Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Head of Group Research and Development: "Following increases in efficiency and lower CO2 output, we are now bringing about a sustained reduction in the emission levels of our modern petrol engines by fitting particulate filters as standard."

Despite the outlay for complex exhaust gas treatment systems for new models, Volkswagen is determined to reduce its diesel vehicles' pollutant emissions as well. Eichhorn: "In the future, all models will be equipped with the latest and most efficient SCR catalytic converter technology."

Using comparative measurements, independent testing bodies have established that both modern EU 6 diesel engines and petrol engines from the Volkswagen Group are already the cleanest on the market. In its EQUA Air Quality Index, for example, London-based Emission Analytics looked at the world's 440 most popular models and ranked the Volkswagen Group as the top performer by some margin.

The company ranked first in three categories: EU 6 petrol engine, EU 5 petrol engine and EU 6 hybrid vehicles. The best six EU 6 diesel vehicles also come from Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda; among the EU 5 diesels tested, a total of five models in the top 10, including the top two from Audi and Skoda, are also from the Volkswagen Group.
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What is the kind of filter they use currently on the TSi engines?Will particulate filters really help in petrol cars ; assuming that most of the petrol cars will be used only with minimum average running; won’t replacement intervals increase thereby leading to more maintenance costs? Just curious !

My understanding is that these particulate filters don’t work as efficiently in city traffic and also when people make shorter trips; and I have already had the current filter on my vento Tsi replaced once after just 22000 km running .

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