Monday, June 23, 2014

New Markets for Diesel Fuel and Direct-Injection-Motors? Seriously?

USA / CHINA

"Bosch overview of global diesel markets;
optimistic about US, China"

"7 August 2013: (...) Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally. In addition to the ongoing strength in the European market and India (the second-largest diesel market after Europe, Bosch sees potential strength in North America and China."
United States: Diesel boom on the horizon
http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?locale=en&txtID=6355

Bosch wants to introduce their Diesel engines to China and the US. There are clear indications that this will exacerbate the problems with ultrafine carcinogenic Particles. Policy-wise it might be time to focus on toxicity of emissions."

Will anybody dare to hold Bosch accountable?
If you call a hazardous technology that is known to cause massive health problems around the world the "Best Available Technology" then suddenly everybody will just go along with that?

from the news-section of:
http://www.agluftverschmutzung.org/

Are the people from the EPA aware of what a Diesel Boom in the US would mean?
http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/ncdc-cmt.htm#whereyoulive
Are they aware that "Clean Diesel" to date is in fact a fraudulent claim?

Addendum: Is the climate change debate which is focusing solely on CO2 emissions (instead of NO2, Black Carbon, toxic ultrafine particles etc.) actually just a marketing-tool to introduce new Diesel Cars all over the US as it also was the case in Europe 10 years ago? If that is the case, and regarding the automotive industries goal to introduce over 40 new diesel cars on the US-market till end of the year, it is no surprise that even Greg Page from Cargill is buzzing about new CO2 regulations. As we know from the european Diesel-Desaster, focusing solely on CO2 emissions by introducing widespread use of Diesel-Cars has not helped the climate and the environment in any way.
http://www.thenation.com/article/180420/chairman-largest-private-company-america-just-told-1-percent-worry-about-climate-chan

2 comments:

  1. And here it is: “This year, the number of diesels will be doubled,” said Andreas Sambal, the North American director of marketing for German supplier Bosch’s diesel systems division, according to The Detroit Bureau. “By the end of the 2014 model-year there will be 40 diesels on the market and this will give consumers a lot more choice.”

    By 2017, the number of diesel models sold in North America should be up to around 60, Bosch anticipates."
    http://business.time.com/2013/08/23/2014-may-turn-out-to-be-the-year-of-the-diesel-engine/

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  2. "By 2017, the number of diesel models sold in North America should be up to around 60, Bosch anticipates...."

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