AdBlue arises from the need to bolster the efforts to reduce harmful gases being emitted into the environment and make diesel engines cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
The product is composed of a solution of urea and water so AdBlue reduces the pollution released by light and heavy diesel vehicles that have a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system installed. The use of AdBlueŽ can cut up to 90% of harmful Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions that a diesel car produces through its exhaust system following the combustion process.
AdBlueŽ must be used in most diesel vehicles (cars, vans, trucks and buses), bought after October 2006. Cars and vans only need to use AdBlueŽ if they were bought after 2014.
The amount of AdBlueŽ each engine uses depends on various criteria such as driving style, system operating temperature and ambient temperature. On average, each vehicle uses about 1.5 to 2.5 litres for every 1,000 km. You must remember that if the AdBlueŽ deposit is empty, the vehicle's engine will not start.