Skip to comments.Car coolant rejected by Daimler is safe, say EU scientists
Posted on 03/10/2014 12:24:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the center of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury car maker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday.
The Commission, the EU executive, has launched legal proceedings against Germany over Daimlers refusal to stop using an old-style coolant that has global warming potential more than 1,000 times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
The suggested substitute, which has roughly the same impact as carbon dioxide, is the R1234yf coolant developed by U.S. conglomerate Honeywell in partnership with Dupont.
Daimler says that the substitute can emit a toxic gas when it burns, but its refusal to use the product has placed it in breach of an EU law that requires new cars to use coolants with a global warming potential no more than 150 times that of carbon dioxide.
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Oh man, don’t get me started on this.
What a mess for the past few decades.
When one of their coolant patents is about to expire it is the duty of the US feral government to find that it destroys the ozone layer so it can be outlawed and DuPont's next patented coolant rolled into place.
From the article:
Daimler issued a statement saying that the research was "too restrictive". The carmaker said that its preferred option is to develop air-conditioning systems that use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant. Development of such a system, however, could take years.
I suppose that using carbon dioxide as a refrigerant would have the same impact as CO2.
Is this behind the coat-on-fire panic about new ozone damaging chemicals?
The Commission, the EU executive, has launched legal proceedings against Germany over Daimler’s refusal to stop using an old-style coolant that has global warming potential more than 1,000 times greater than that of carbon dioxide.Oh yeah? And how much of that is used during the lifetime of a car? How many degrees is the planet expected to be cooled if they used a different substance instead? Normally, you’d assume that it was the journalists’ job to ask those questions, but…hey, it’s Reuters, after all.
R12 demise was just a hoax and at the time simply a vehicle to raise taxes. I worked in the industry at the time.
The Montreal Protocol was just a hoax and one of the camel’s first pokes into your business.
That “coolant” business drove me nuts reading that article. It would be like me writing an article about quilting and every time I meant to say the word “needle”, I said “crochet hook” instead.