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Aftermarket hybrid electric kits now allowed on old cars

Aftermarket hybrid electric kits now allowed on old cars
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Saturday 16 July 2016, 12:58 PM

Rising pollution levels is a matter of great concern in recent times. In Delhi, along with the ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years, the government has also banned the registration of diesel displacing over 2,000cc. Moving a step ahead, as per reports the government has now allowed owners to covert the old BS-II and BS-III compliant vehicle into electric hybrids.

To begin with, government will certify manufacturers like Bosch and Cummins to develop and provide hybrid electric kits. Though the cost for conversion is not known for now, we believe it should cost well under Rs 1 lakh, which might again be lower depending on the demand for the same. The reports also indicate that the road transport and highways ministry will approach the heavy industries ministry to offer incentives to such people under the National Electric Mobility Mission.

The decision will help owners of old cars who until now where planning to dispose off their older vehicles. More details on how these hybrid electric kits would function and how cost effective it would be will be known in the coming days.

 

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