Volkswagen has released models with its latest four-cylinder diesel engines for use with paraffinic fuels. The use is said to enable CO2 savings of 70 to 95 %.
Volkswagen aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2050. The car company plans to reduce emissions per vehicle in Europe by 40 % by 2030 (compared to 2018). In order to achieve these targets, the latest generation of four-cylinder diesel engines delivered since the end of June 2021 (week 25/21) has now been approved for use with paraffinic fuels in accordance with European standard EN 15940. These biofuels, which are produced from biological residues and waste materials, include C.A.R.E diesel, NEXTBTL or HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil). Compared to conventional diesel, CO2 emissions are said to be reduced by up to 95 %.
“By using the environmentally friendly fuels in Volkswagen models approved for this purpose, we are enabling customers throughout Europe to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions as soon as the fuel is available locally,” says Professor Thomas Garbe, Head of Gasoline and Diesel Fuels at Volkswagen. Volkswagen expects that their share in Europe could probably increase to 20 to 30 % within the next ten years. They complement diesel fuels that comply with the EN590 standard and have paraffinic diesel blended into them. These fuels are used in all diesel engines, including Diesel R33, V-Power Diesel, OMV MaxMotion or Aral Ultimate Diesel.