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BS-VI diesel cars likely to be 82% less polluting

Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Saturday 23 January 2016, 12:49 PM

The April 1st, 2020 deadline for cars to adopt BS-VI emission norms shall stay as per Supreme Court directive. The BS-IV emission norms would be applicable across India from April 2017 and only vehicles complying with it would be sold and registered. Upgrading the engine to meet BS-VI norms would cost the manufacturer by about Rs 36,000 and would also help in achieving 82% less pollution than existing ones.

As for upgrading to BS-V from BS-IV costs manufacturers about Rs 15,800 per vehicle. Post switching to BS-VI norms the particulate matter emission drops by 82%, NOx emissions by 68% from diesel engines and about 25% reduced NOx from petrol ones. Apart from car makers, the oil companies would also be incurring investments to supply BS-VI compliant fuel.

Source: ETA


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