what good is having a clean car? Cars less polluting usually (not always) consume less fuel, that is true. But if we think carefully we will see that often the benefit of driving a car produces little pollution is reduced to our satisfaction, ethical and personal. If we want to advocate for a fleet more efficient, and less pollutant, the first step of giving our rulers to support these cars with some kind of benefit. Don’t you think? That is precisely the aim of the new labelling for cars, which aims to reward the use of clean vehicles, so to speak, and deter us from using the vehicles the most polluting. And what is the new labelling of the DGT?
This feature opens the door to the center of large cities are blinde and closing the passage to the diesel oldest and pollutants.
Consists of a series of badges that will be classified every car in terms of three levels: Zero-Emission, ECO, C and B. This is a national initiative, promoted by the Directorate General of Traffic, and supported by associations of manufacturers (ANFAC), club of motorists (RACC), and municipalities such as Madrid and Barcelona.
later, will be each competent authority is responsible for deciding the bonuses, and the limitations, of the vehicles that are identified with each distinctive. In this way, a municipality might decide that the use of vehicles more polluting, it is restricted in the center of your city. The DGT already allows, for example, that vehicles classified as Zero-Emission driving in any circumstances by the bus lanes-HOV.
By their emissions of NOx, diesels are older will be discriminated against with regard to cars, petrol registered in that same year.
The distinctive Zero Emissions shall be applicable to vehicles registered as electric battery (BEV), electric extended-range (REEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) with a battery life of a minimum of 40 kilometers. Also included in this category the vehicle fuel cell stack. To receive this qualification vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3.
The distinctive ECHO will include hybrid vehicles, not plug-in, powered by natural gas (CNG and LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), always and when you exceed the criteria of the distinctive C. will Receive this qualification vehicles such as the Toyota Prius.
The distinctive C will be applied to diesel passenger cars registered from January 2014, and petrol enrolled from January 2006. Note the higher discrimination for the diesel with the same seniority that many cars of gasoline, due to the high levels of emissions of NOx, which are the more problems they are generating lately in the big cities.
finally, the distinctive B will be applied to cars, petrol registered from January 2000, and diesel from January 2006.
The DGT began sending more than 10,000 tags blue with the distinctive Zero-Emission. The sending of the distinctive ECO will begin in the next few weeks, more than 100,000 owners of vehicles less polluting. The rest will be sent progressively later.