Fuel Efficiency Norms in India by 2011


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Found an interesting article from Cartradeindia.com. Do check out:
Government of India is in the final stages of finalizing norms for fuel efficiency standards for automobile industry in India. According to the Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, transport industry contributes nearly 10-15 percent of the Total Greenhouse Gas emissions in India. New emission standards will considerably put certain amount of restrictions on the same. Apart from this, the government is also contemplating on reducing duty structure on import of hybrid cars and electric cars in India.

"We are right now engaged in finalising administrative formalities on how these standards has to be notified either through the Energy Conservation Act or the Motor Vehicles Act," stated Ramesh at the inaugural session of the two-day 4th Environment Friendly Vehicles (EFV) conference. If the new norms are introduced it will be mandatory for auto manufacturers to sell vehicles with energy-efficiency tags. Currently, it is mandatory for them to declared fuel-efficiency as per the ARAI ratings. New CO2 emission norms in India are also coming into effect from April 2010 starting from 11 cities in the country. These norms will gradually be introduced pan India in a structured manner.
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Good for the environment.But what i actually wonder is the new ones comply to new norms,but what about the old ones ?

Specially the old crappy buses,trucks,6 sitters,etc running on roads ? They pollute so much !

Had heard that all old MUMBAI taxi's were going to be scraped or something as they were pretty old & had some emission norms,etc which dint comply to the current ones.Has that happened ?
 
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Yes Neil!

Norms comes in & change once a while!

But what happened to these share autos which doesn't even meet Bharat 1 standards ??

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Had heard that all old MUMBAI taxi's were going to be scraped or something as they were pretty old & had some emission norms,etc which dint comply to the current ones.Has that happened ?
yes buddy, it has happened. all fiat taxis older than 15 years has been scrapped.
they have been replaced with omnis, wagon R, santros, altos & indicas.

have seen many wagon R & even swifts serving as cool cabs!
 
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Car majors are understood to have approached the government to extend the April 2010 deadline for emission norms by a couple of months fearing that any mismatch of fuel can have an adverse effect on engines.
While new car launches are geared up to meet the mandated emission standards, some of the existing models need engine upgradation or need to be phased out.

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki’s recent launches, such as Ritz, SX4, Zen Estilo and A Star, are all emission compliant.“ We are working on the other models. Some engines will be upgraded others will be powered by the K-series engine and for some, there would be modifications to the exhaust system,” said IV Rao, managing executive officer, engineering, Maruti Suzuki.

Senior official at Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra confirmed that vehicles will be made emission compliant by the deadline. Although car makers are gearing up to BS-1V emission levels, industry experts feel that India is about 4-5 years behind the US and European norms.
 

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Had heard that all old MUMBAI taxi's were going to be scraped or something as they were pretty old & had some emission norms,etc which dint comply to the current ones.Has that happened ?
All scrapped! Only a few left. Good for the environment. Somehow, the uniformity is lost.I still remember when almost all Taxis used to be those FIAT(S).

We've got SX4sand Indigos serving as cool cabs.
Esteems, Santros, Indicas and Omnis as the black and yellow regular fare cabs.
 
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Govt to introduce fuel-efficiency ratings for automobiles

The government plans to introduce fuel-efficiency ratings for automobiles to encourage sale of cars that consume less petrol or diesel, Oil Minister VeerappaMoily said.

"The Petroleum Conservation Research Association should draw a proposal for rating automobiles according to their fuel efficiency," he said while inaugurating Petroleum Conservation Fortnight-2013 on Wednesday. Petroleum secretary chairs PCRA, an arm of the oil ministry for efficient energy utilization and environment protection.

The government will work on the proposal soon, which would be similar to star-ratings given by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to electrical appliances, officials in the oil ministry said. "Fuel efficiency ratings of vehicles is possible after consulting all stakeholders. BEE, an arm of the power ministry, rates refrigerator, fans and air conditioners on the basis of energy they consume, encouraging customers to purchase the more energy-efficient appliances.

Moily also asked PCRA to start energy audit for conservation and optimum utilization of oil & gas in the country. "We should submit energy audit report on various sectors to the people every year. There should be proper energy budgeting by everyone utilizing energy," he said. The Minister said, he would soon review the issues of energy audit and ratings of vehicles.

Oil ministry has also approached the finance ministry to impose additional tax on diesel vehicles as sale of big fuel guzzlers are on rise because diesel is cheap in India. "This is an old proposal of the oil ministry to dissuade consumption of highly subsidized diesel, but auto lobby is against any such move," a senior government official said.

Moily said the oil ministry would try to reduce energy import dependency from current 80% to 50% by 2020. "It can be further reduced by 75% in 2025 and we can achieve self sufficiency by 2030. I can tell you, we can do it," he said. India imports over 80% crude oil it processes.

Energy conservation is a must for fast growing economies like India, Moily said. According to oil ministry's projections, by 2030, 96% of the growth in energy demand will be in the non-OECD countries. Of this, more than 50% of the growth will be accounted for by China and India alone.

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