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Toyota and Shell launch trial of low emission fuel

Toyota and Shell Gas and Power today launch a trial of Shell Gas to Liquids (GTL) Fuel in a fleet of 10 Toyota Avensis cars equipped with D-CAT emission reduction technology.

The Driving Tomorrow’s Clean Technology trial is part of a joint Toyota/Shell research programme developing new vehicle and fuel technologies, which couple sustainable mobility with improved performance.

David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, will launch the trial at Shell Centre, in London.

Shell GTL is a clean, colourless and synthetic fuel, derived from gas. It is said to be the most cost-effective of alternative fuels, with excellent combustion characteristics and virtually free of sulphur.

The Driving Tomorrow’s Clean Technology trial will demonstrate that low-emission GTL can be used in today’s diesel car engines, without any conversion or investment. In addition, when powering advanced clean diesel vehicles, such as the commercially available Toyota D-CAT Avensis – emissions are greatly improved without loss of performance.

During the trial, the GTL fuelled cars will be driven by the British Red Cross, Shelter and the Energy Saving Trust in the London area. Over the next three months, these organisations

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