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Honda unveils diesel system to rival gasoline cars

Monday, September 25, 2006

wka2006010834945_pv.jpgHonda announced Monday its plans for releasing a new and simple diesel powertrain that is as clean as gasoline-fuelled cars. The new cars are slated to hit the U.S. market by 2009. Diesel engines are traditionally known for emitting high exhaust levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx), a greenhouse gas, but Honda's new diesel drivetrain is designed to generate and store ammonia within a two-layer catalytic converter to turn nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen.

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