Près de 500.000 voitures allemandes utilisent le 1234yf (en anglais)

Malgré l'opposition de certains constructeurs automobiles allemands, près de 500.000 nouveaux véhicules ont été enregistrés avec le nouveau fluide R1234yf en Allemagne. (en anglais)
Despite some German opposition to the new vehicule air conditioning refrigerant R1234yf, around 500,000 cars have already been registered in the country with this gas.

Figures showing that 458,532 new vehicles were registered and using R1234yf between January 2013 and June 2015, were revealed by the German government in answer to questions from the Left Party (Die Linke).

While Mercedes and VW are absent from the list released by the government (as they refused to adopt the new refrigerant due to safety fears and continue to use R134a, in direct contravention of the EU MAC directive), a total of 44 manufacturers and 85 different car models, including those of fellow German car manufacturers BMW and Opel, are listed.

Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont has previously predicted that, globally, more than 7 million cars using R1234yf are expected to be on the road by the end of this year.

Both Mercedes and VW have pinned their future on CO2 and have indicated that vehicles could be available as early as next year.