Is Renault finished with the Diesel?

They need to talk with X-1R first…

The Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal seems to be having a far-reaching and long-lasting fallout as the company’s French rival, Renault, announced via Reuters that it is anticipating diesel engines to disappear from most of its European offerings.

According to the report, the French automaker, which also owns Japanese carmaker Nissan, came to the decision after an internal review of the costs of meeting ever stricter emissions standards following the VW debacle, which involved the company using software to cheat on its emissions figures. The repercussions of the scandal are forcing all major automakers to reassess their visions of the future and just what will be pushing our rides forward.

Diesel engines are known to be more efficient than petrol in many areas, but there is a problem with them – the fumes that come out of the back can cause cancer. This is not a new bit of information but one that governments have known for some time. The trouble is that modern society is addicted to diesel, and use it to produce and manufacture and transport just about everything that we consume. (Read also: Diesel fumes cause cancer.)

Thus, there have been ever stricter controls put into place and, subsequently, the cost of developing an engine has increased to the point where it is just not economically feasible anymore. The main problem with diesel engines, though, is not necessarily the design of the engine but the design of the fuel, and this is where the X-1R Diesel Treatment will help out, by modifying the behaviour of the fuel, making it visco-elastic as it is injected into the combustion chamber, and ensuring a uniformed distribution of smaller droplets and the elimination of superfine droplets (which cause pre-ignition), amongst other things.

Recent testing in the US of A at a major university, which will be published soon, has proven that the net effect of adding X-1R fuel additive in diesel fuel (in new engines and engines with deposits) is the reduction of combustion gas temperatures; reduction in emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, CO and NOx; reduction in fuel consumption and increase in engine power. In fact, fuel economy was increased by about 8% on average, with as much as a 65% reduction in emissions whilst vehicles were idling.

The results for the product are so good that it is approved by the Texas Low Emission Diesel Program and by the California Air Resources Board. But more than that, the technology also has the acknowledgment of the R20 global initiative for clean air. The best thing of all, though, is that Olson Ecological Engine Test Laboratories has tested the product that is applied into the fuel tank and found that the product will not damage any parts in the engine; this means that it will not void any manufactures warranties.

All of which is good news for the environment, and also for your personal finances, if you are a diesel driver.


But no longer for Diesel…
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