2016 has not been a very good year for diesel. In the
soot wake of Volkswagen’s disastrous diesel scandal, automakers have been hit hard with regulations and scrutiny over emissions. That includes General Motors’ Opel division.
Part of Opel’s offensive against diesel emissions is Blue Injection, which takes an artificial mixture of urea and water, and helps break down the exhaust gases. What’s left is water and nitrogen.
And there are no shortcuts to the system, either. The vehicle will not start if your AdBlue liquid has run dry.
Opel introduced its Blue Injection technology to combat pollution and emissions from its diesel engines, but now it has plans to introduce the technology on an even greater scale. Good thinking, as it copes with finger pointing of cheating diesel regulations.