11 Feb '13, 7pm

Report: Safety outweighs emissions benefits of new A/C refrigerant for BMW

Report: Safety outweighs emissions benefits of new A/C refrigerant for BMW

has joined Daimler and, potentially, Audi in quitting an automotive industry research program studying a proposed new air conditioning refrigerant, the simply named HFO-1234yf. BMW disagrees with the test methods being used. "We do not want to say the test results are wrong, but we are not convinced the methods applied are sufficient to achieve a definitive conclusion that guarantees our high safety standards," a spokesman for BMW told Reuters . European regulators want to see the new refrigerant adopted to cut atmospheric emissions which could cause global warming, and it's been researched for years . Daimler expressed safety concerns last year after conducting its own flammability tests, which caused the formation of a working group, the Cooperative Research Program, under the guidance of the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Daimler confirmed it has l...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/02/11/safety-outweighs-emi...

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