Faster, Cleaner, And Greener Diesel Fuel On Enoc Fuel Stations
Here is the latest and the best news I have hear recently. And this is the constant comment of Dubai Government towards greener environment and sustainability; actually it’s called ‘green economy for sustainable development’. A vision announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
Hence first to come forward and roll out is plan is (Emirates National Oil Company) famously known as ENOC Petrol Station: Established in 1993 as a wholly-owned company of the Government of Dubai, announced that it will distribute the environment-friendly, ultra-low-sulphur Euro 5 diesel at its service stations from July 1, 2014, in accordance with the new regulation by the Emirates Authority for Standards & Metrology (ESMA), the UAE’s sole standardization body, to reduce motor vehicle pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote environmental sustainability.
ENOC is absorbing the additional cost that is involved in distributing Euro 5 diesel compared to traditional diesel, as part of its commitment to encourage people to adopt the use of environment-friendly fuels and thus contribute to the UAE’s ‘green vision.’
The Euro 5 diesel, which has ultra-low sulphur content of 10 ppm compared to 500 ppm in traditional diesel, will be made available at ENOC/EPPCO service stations in phases. It will be introduced from July 1 at key service stations located within the city before expanding to all stations across the network.
Set by the European Union, the Euro 5 standard diesel ensures that emissions from vehicles are limited and are significantly less than emissions when using conventional fuels.
Recently, ENOC won the CSR Label Award presented by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry for excellence in undertaking initiatives that make a difference to the community and the world. ENOC has won Asia’s top laurel for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices at the Asian Leadership Awards; and The Bizz Award, one of the most prestigious business awards world-wide, for outstanding corporate social responsibility practices.
Wow, all above is some news, but what does it means to petrol heads and gear heads?
Well get this then: The Audi R10 TDI Audi unveiled that project back in December 2005 and is costing Audi $15 million a year because it is designed and constructed for sports car racing in the Le Mans Prototype LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and other similar endurance races. And the result is out impressive 36 wins out of 48 races till now.
Then there is BMW long standing 535 diesel. One of the most liked car that can hit 0-60 in approx 5.6 seconds, yes this is shameful for a similar sized saloon with petrol engines.
The diesel engines have the characteristic of of providing torque at very initial stage that gives a boost and aplomb to the car to move faster. Also unlike the petrol engines diesel have the tendencies to produce high torque levels at low Rpm. consider the example of BMWs 535 engine is an inline six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-liter monorail design. it produces a healthy 255 horsepower peak at 4000 rpm and staggering 413 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 3000 rpm, and this is a delightful recipe for any car enthusiast!
The usual selling price for diesel at most fuel station is Dhs 3.70/liter. It is almost twice the price of normally available petrol. but the fuel economy return on diesels is believed to be higher than on petrol. Also with this new Euro 5 compliant diesel, lets hope that there will be an availability of cars that can possibly bring down the prices, who knows? whats your say…