Pollution from diesel-powered vehicles has become a nuisance for several countries. So much so that governments are now finding it hard to meet their international climate change goals. Further, the pollution emitted from diesel transport also plays a crucial role in affecting people's health. Air pollution caused by such vehicles in several cases has also led to the premature death of human beings, making it a global health issue.
A research team has created a road map that might help curb pollution, becoming a boon for world governments looking for ways to meet their climate obligations. The new study suggests ways to remove light diesel vehicles, including utes, vas and cars. Findings brought forth in the study might significantly advance the Global Pollution Treatment Market. The team has also proposed measures that government could implement for clear air. Further, it could even remove diesel using vehicles from the roads.
Diesel-powered transport is one of the primary contributors to climate change as they emit carbon dioxide. They consume less fuel than petrol vehicles, but each liter of diesel emits more CO2 than a liter of petrol. Recent models of diesel vehicles have started coming with catalytic converters that decrease emissions. The models also include filters that are responsible for controlling the emission of hazardous fine particles. Previous versions of diesel transport do not meet the current emission standards of countries becoming increasingly stringent. Thus, researchers thought of laying out a plan to make diesel vehicles' pollution rates plummet.
They have suggested a 'scrappage scheme' for older vehicles so that New Zealand does not become a dumping ground of other countries to dispose of light diesel vehicles. The government could incentivize citizens with financial benefits to stay fast-paced, and their withdrawal is achieved quickly. Further, the scheme would also be equitable for lower-income families who find replacing the vehicle challenging.
The plans also stated that diesel pollution can e managed, and removal of light diesel vehicles can be accomplished quickly if a ban is imposed on the marketing of such vehicles that do not lie under European Emission Standards. Further, the dealerships should also be mandated to provide information on oxides of nitrogen and fine particles emissions of the vehicles.
The team has also recommended that the government publicize health risks related to diesel emissions while targeting associations like the Automobile Association, motorists, motoring publications, the Motor Industry Association and the general public.