MANN+HUMMEL to help in fight for air quality improvement

Filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL is joining the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ). 

The commission aims to achieve improvements in air-quality by using evidence-based research to shape policy and improve legislation when it comes to emissions. It consists of working groups to discuss, debate and agree on policy recommendations. With quarterly reports, they support the All-Party Parliamentary Clean Air Group Vice-Chair Barry Sheerman MP. The members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution include Members of Parliament and colleagues who are committed to the issue of air quality.

“Ensuring cleaner air is our daily business. MANN+HUMMEL has decades of filtration experience, whether in the area of mobility, air or water. With our technologies, we help to separate the useful from the harmful and thus make the world a cleaner place”, said Mark Biddulph, key account manager at MANN+HUMMEL Wolverhampton. “Therefore, we are very happy to now be part of WCRAQ commission and work together with the other members to drive action to address poor air quality on the roads.”

Keeping focus

Air pollution and emissions have become a big talking point in recent years. The Dieselgate scandal highlighted the problem with nitrogen oxides (NOx), while the resulting collapse of the market and increase in petrol sales has caused a spike in CO2 levels.

While car manufacturers are working hard to solve the problem, mainly through the development of electric vehicles (EVs), the aftermarket also has an important part to play when it comes to carbon emissions. 

Ensuring vehicles are fitted with the correct parts when serviced, and developing parts that can help to reduce overall emissions produced by cars, will become critical in the coming years. The UK ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030 could see an increase in used-vehicle purchasing, and as these cars get older, it will fall to the aftermarket to keep carbon emissions down. 

“We all have the same goal: To improve the quality of the air we breathe, now and for future generations. We will actively participate in the working groups and are convinced that we can make a valuable contribution with our expertise”, said Biddulph.  

MANN+HUMMEL joins BM Catalysts as a member of the WCRAQ, and will likely not be the last large aftermarket business to join the group. 

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