The Nissan Juke 2018 models all include the most up to date technology, and that also extends to emissions. We often hear about the tightening of vehicle emission targets and improvement in efficiency, but what does it really mean? Vehicle emissions from your exhaust can be broadly categorised in two types; they are pollutants and greenhouse gases. In this article, we will take a closer look at what emissions are and how they can affect you.
These are the car exhaust fumes that contribute to poor air quality, and they have also been identified as a source of water contamination. Pollutant emissions are a primary contributor to smog and minimising them has a profound effect on the environment and health. There are three leading causes of concern; they are carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates. Carbon Monoxide (CO): This is an invisible gas that is produced from an incomplete combustion in your engine. It’s incredibly toxic, and older cars are the most common causes of a CO release because modern cars have more efficient combustion. Nitrogen Oxides: There are three nitrogen oxide gases that contribute to pollutant emissions, they are: nitric oxide (NO), nitrous oxide (N2O) and nitrogen oxide (NO2). These gases all affect the pollution of the environment to varying degrees. Particulates: These are tiny particles of material that are suspended in the exhausted gases. They are the visible parts in the black smoke that you may see when a truck or diesel car accelerates. A diesel engine will typically produce more particulates than a petrol unit, and a diesel exhaust is actually recognised as a carcinogen.
Greenhouse gases would be harmless to a human or animal in a normal emission quantity. However, they can have an impact on the overall global level of greenhouse gas that could contribute to temperature changes. Many pollutants can be made into less harmful materials through sophisticated chemistry or filtration. But greenhouse gases are the inevitable product of any type of combustion, and as such, they are closely linked to technological development. There are many types of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide and methane. The most discussed offender related to transportation is carbon dioxide, and new standards are developed to reduce these emissions. Here in Australia, we are a little behind other nations in term of our emission standards. In Europe, the EU has introduced a stringent Euro 6 standard while here we are still conforming to the Euro 4 standard. The amount of carbon dioxide produced is linked to the type and amount of fuel burned. Increasing fuel efficiency is the best way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Nissan and other car manufacturers have been working hard in recent decades to build cars that are more fuel efficient to conform to more stringent emission standards. In the years to come, we will see an increase in hybrid and EV that should improve the situation even more. If they are searching for a Nissan Juke for sale, Perth based drivers should contact Maddington Nissan for a no obligation test drive.