Company: Catalytic Solutions
VENTURA, Calif., March 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) (“Clean Diesel”), a cleantech emissions reduction company, announced today that following ISO9001 certification at its newly formed UK subsidiary, it has been named by Transport for London (TfL) as an accredited supplier of approved diesel emission reduction systems that could ensure vehicles are compliant with the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
The London LEZ, which covers most of Greater London, was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting diesel vehicles to become cleaner in order to improve the health and quality of life for people visiting, working or living in London.
The London LEZ will be subject to two significant changes in January 2012. The first change will affect Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), buses and coaches that, from January 3, 2012, will be required to meet more stringent Euro IV emissions standards for particulate matter (PM) to drive within Greater London free of charge. In addition, larger vans, minibuses and other specialized diesel vehicles will be included in the LEZ for the first time beginning January 3, 2012. These vehicles will have to meet a Euro III standard for PM in order to drive within the LEZ free of charge.
Approximately 150,000 vehicles will be affected by the new regulations. Clean Diesel believes that approximately 20,000 of these vehicles will require diesel emission retrofit solutions.