Drivers will save £3,300 (€3,800) over the lifetime of their cars if the EU imposes strict new standards on manufacturers, a report claims.
Read this the other day on 'teletext' (well, what vaguely passes as 'teletext' these days) with interest.But that extra cost would be offset in less than three years through fuel savings of around £350 (€400) per year.
Perhaps it would potentially save money however what is the "life" expectancy of modern car for a manufacturer ?
Also more worryingly, my immediate thought was particle filters, EGR and suchlike. These do not last the lifetime of the car, and as those on here know as well as the potential to go wrong and cost a bit fluid for them is not cheap either and probably not factored into the 'savings', high fuel consumption with a slightly stuck open EGR would soon negate any savings and probably cause *more* pollution than if it was not fitted in the first place.
Not to mention quite a lot of the "emissions" of a car are made during its birth, aka manufacture.
Andy thinks there will actually be no real saving whatsoever only potentially more complicated emission regulations with more electricky to go astray