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VW has ‘no intention’ of using HFO-1234yf

Volkswagen head Ferdinand Piech has now ended the silence that had fallen on the automotive industry following the shock announcement by Daimler that it has no intention of adopting the new replacement refrigerant for R134a, HFO-1234yf, because of flammability concerns.

In a post on, the CO2 cooling and heating industry platform, Piech is reported as saying “The right refrigerant is CO2. It does not burn for sure. Until this comes, we will continue using the proven refrigerant R134a.”

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