Continental is one of the largest OEM suppliers to the auto industry. Over the years, it has been heavily involved in making diesel engines more efficient and less polluting. Diesel has become a dirty word in the past two years in the world of transportation, thanks in large part to the machinations of Volkswagen and its diesel emissions cheating software.
Diesel Emissions And NOx
Internal combustion engines all create unsavory byproducts that pollute the atmosphere. They fall into three main categories — carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulates. Today’s emissions regulations mean what exits the tailpipe of a modern car is much less harmful than it was a few decades ago, but you still shouldn’t put your lips around one and breathe deeply.