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New Air Conditioning Refrigerant Faces Protests from Daimler and Volkswagen

Air Conditioning units are meant to keep everything cool. However, as the European Union pushed for the switch of refrigerants from R-134a to R-1234yf for new cars this 2013, things have gone hot. The new chemical was developed by Dupont and Honeywell. It was a product of years of research and millions of dollars of investment. According to the developers, the successor to the R-134a is 99.7% more environment-friendly. Then, upon passing the protocols of the EU, the new chemical was quickly embraced by the Union to the point that it decreed that the new cars of 2013 should now use it. But Daimler stood its ground and persisted to… Continue Reading »


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