EDITORIAL

HAS YOUR DIESEL FAILED THE NEW MOT ON EMMISIONS?

  • With the stricter new MOT test now in force( introduced on May 20th), more motorists than ever could find their cars failing on emissions – up from the 100,000 who fall foul every month previously.
  • Under the tough new rules diesel cars will fail if visible smoke is observed from the exhaust
  • CGON’s hydrogen additive product is an instant solution, dramatically cleaning up emissions
  • Fitted within the engine bay, the system introduces small amounts of on-demand hydrogen directly into the fuel-air mix, resulting in more complete combustion
  • CGON recently fitted its ezero1 to a 2003 VW Golf TDI diesel and put the car through an MOT -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUYZ4ch96qA&t=3s - instantly and drastically cleaning up harmful exhaust smoke and slashings emissions
  • Imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fzgy2cylawb4vks/AACEdmvJSsmF_B11bHlo8MD7a?dl=0
  • This follows on from independent testing by emissions experts Emissions Analytics in 2017 which showed a reduction of 91.3% in PN (particulate number) and 47.9% in NOx and 50.6% in NO2respectively through the fitment of an ezero1 box to a Nissan Qashqai dCI
  • On sale now, CGON’s flagship ezero1 product for passenger cars costs £459 inc. VAT and fitting and can be installed in approx. one hour
  • Visit cgon.co.uk for more information

The clock is ticking with just days to go until tough new MOT test regulations come into force, cracking down on ‘dirty diesels’, potentially resulting in huge numbers of motorists failing the test on emissions. However, there is a cost-effective, off-the-shelf solution that can keep your car on the road – a fuel enhancement system from CGON.

From May 20th, far-reaching new MOT rules will close loopholes and make it much harder for vehicles to pass – with one of the main focuses being on diesels. Cars fitted with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) will instantly fail if there is ANY visible smoke at all from the exhaust, while older diesels without filters will also fail if there is excessive visible smoke. That means all diesels are under increased scrutiny.

Already more than 100,000 motorists fail the MOT every month on emissions, a figure that is set to go even higher as a result of the new rules, but British manufacturer CGON has a revolutionary new range of fuel enhancement products available that can reduce engine emissions by up to 80%.

To show the dramatic improvement a CGON system can make, the company recently fitted one of its ezero1 passenger car boxes to a 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI diesel. The car, which had covered 239,778 miles (further than the distance to the moon) was filmed before and after fitment – and the results could not be clearer.

Before fitment, a cloth placed on the exhaust tip was turned black almost immediately by the particulates (‘soot’) emitted from the engine as smoke. After fitting the ezero1 box, a fresh cloth was again placed on the exhaust tip and held there. With dramatically reduced emissions, hardly any particulate matter collected on the cloth.

Developed over the last eight years at its research and development facility in the United Kingdom and tested extensively on the road, CGON’s independently verified technology significantly reduces emissions such as CO2, HC, NOx, PM and PN.

Designed, produced and manufactured in the UK, the 100% recyclable ezero hydrogen additive box is fitted within the engine bay and can be used on any fossil fuel engine, from petrol to diesel to LPG.

The system works by introducing small amounts of very pure, very powerful hydrogen directly into the inlet chamber where it combines with the fuel- air mixture. The resulting hydrogen-fuel -air mix – which has a cooler burn that’s faster than a conventional mix – creates a more complete combustion cycle.

The result is that almost all waste gases are eliminated, drastically reducing harmful emissions. And because CGON’s technology increases engine efficiency, less fuel is used, with real-world drivers reporting savings of up to 20%. In addition, in a diesel engine, the much cleaner emissions also put less stress on the particulate filter, an item under increased scrutiny in the new test and cause a major fail.

CGON’s technology uses the correct chemistry to efficiently create hydrogen by electrolysis. Its breakthrough came by selecting the correct materials for the cathode and the anode: a specific type of titanium with a special mixed metal oxide coating. Combined with CGON’s electrolyte solution, this generates enough hydrogen at an extremely low current with no hazardous bi-products. The initial idea for the technology came from founder Brian Sheard, a Royal Navy Engineer on nuclear submarines.

CGON’s ezero products don’t store any hydrogen onboard at all but create small amounts on- demand. The ezero box is topped up every 6,000 miles with CGON’s patented electrolyte solution (a 360ml pouch of electrolyte costs £8.40). CGON produces three different variants of the ezero range, from the ezero1 aimed at smaller engines used in passenger cars and vans, with the ezeroH1 targeted at larger vehicles such as small coaches and light goods vehicles in the 7.5-tonne range, all the way up to the ezeroH2 model for the HGV and bus market.

The company’s flagship consumer product, the ezero1 has been independently tested on the road by the unrivalled expert in the use of Portable Emissions Measurements Systems (PEMS), Emissions Analytics. (click to view video). For the urban drive cycle, independent PEMS testing has shown reductions of 91.3% in PN (Particulate Number, or soot) plus a 47.9% reduction in NO x and a 50.6% reduction in NO2. The ezero1 can be fitted to any internal combustion car in approximately one hour. The box costs £459 including VAT and fitting. The CGON cells have a two year guarantee.

Simon Johnson, CEO of CGON said: “Improving air quality continues to be the great challenge of our time – and it’s clear that the Department for Transport is taking this very seriously indeed with the new changes to the MOT test. With over 100,000 MOT failures a month due to emissions already, this number is sure to skyrocket come May 20th, with diesel owners in the spotlight more than ever with new observed smoke tests.

“At CGON, we have been tackling the problem head-on for many months now, with our ezero technology which dramatically reduces particulates and NOx. Fitting one of our products to your car could not only help you pass the new MOT test but because CGON’s technology increases engine efficiency, it could also help you save fuel with real-world drivers reporting efficiency increases of up to 20%.

“The results shown in our video speak for themselves. We are proud to be able to offer a cost-effective and simple solution and one day believe that our system will be fitted to every car from new. In the meantime, thanks to our extensive installer network we are able to help drivers from Brighton to Orkney clean up their exhaust emissions and play our part in improving air quality.”

For more information, please contact the CGON press office at:
Email: pressoffice@cgon.co.uk
Phone: +44 7876 864459


UPDATED: 25th MAY 2018