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Euro 6 Regulations - AdBlue:

What is Euro 6?:

All brand new vehicles must now meet Euro 6 standards.
Euro 6 legislation seeks to make cars better for the environment and sets stringent standards for the production of harmful Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) into the atmosphere.

At Land Rover, new technologies have been developed and tested – such as the ingenium engine – to make the cars more environmentally sustainable.
When purchasing a Land Rover from us, you can be confident that it is fully compliant with all the EU regulations and meets the CO2 targets and air quality standard.
The advanced Selective Catalyst Reduction system (SCR) is now standard on all 2015 vehicles to reduce the harmful Nitrogen Oxide from going into the air.


What is Adblue?:

The SCR converts the NOx into water and other less harmful gases. A special Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), often known as AdBlue, allows this to happen and is made up of (32.5% urea and 67.5% deionized water), this gets injected into the exhaust.
The reaction causes ammonia to be produced and this breaks down 98% of NOx.


How it affects you?:

In the long term it helps make Land Rover more environmentally friendly.
From 2020 Ultra Low Emissions Zones will start appearing in major cities. Any diesel car that does not meet EU6 regulations will be required to pay £12.50 per day to drive in these areas.
In order for the Selective Catalytic Reduction system to work, AdBlue™ levels in the car’s special DEF tank must be maintained.
Land Rover has created these DEF tanks to minimise the need for refills outside of your vehicles service intervals (another reason why coming to us for your service is so important). Roughly 1litre of DEF lasts 1,000 miles. Therefore with the varying driving styles and tank sizes you would need to refill every 9,000 to 17,000 miles. More information will be on the way and our sales/service team is more than happy to answer any question you may have.


How to tell when your DEF levels are low?

You can view the distance until the DEF needs refilling by referring to the dashboard. Additionally, if DEF levels are low, you will be give several warnings.

First Warning: Alert shown 1,500 miles before the tank is empty

Second Warning: Alert shown 930 miles before the tank is empty

Third Warning: Alert shown 515 miles before the tank is empty

Final Warning: Alert shown 100 miles before the tank is empty

When the countdown reaches 0 miles, the vehicle will not re-start. This is to ensure the vehicles fully comply with the Euro 6 legislation. The engine will restart as soon as the DEF tank is re-filled.

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