“At the TCMV, the Commission explained the state of play of implementation of Directive 2006/40/EC on mobile air conditioning (MAC), which will enter into force, in all its effects, on 1 January 2013. This Directive bans, de facto, the use of current refrigerant R134a in newly type-approved vehicles because of its impact on Climate Change (global warming potential (GWP) of 1430, while the limit defined by the Directive is a GWP of less than 150). The idea behind this legislation is to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and its impact on climate.”
Auto-Service-Praxis-1234yf-delivery-enGerman magazine “Auto Service Praxis” covers international car companies’ response to delivery of HFO-1234yf.
The special interest magazine “autofachmann” reports HFO-1234yf is safe.
Cadillac XTS will be the first U.S. car with an R-1234yf air-conditioning system.
EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems
Coming to Your Car Air Conditioner: HFO-1234yf
The German Association of voluntary fireworkers: the refrigerant Solstice® yf is not an additional risk.
German special interest magazine “Auto Service Praxis” reports on the filling of a car air conditioner with HFO-1234yf.
In conversations with the VDA, Members of the German Fireworkers’ Association could gain insight and are now convinced that the new refrigerant R 1234yf has the same safety standards as R 134a.
Tests by third-party global experts in automobile safety have concluded that the use of HFO-1234yf does not pose a significant flammability risk.