The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification dated 24th, June 2022 has issued the draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2022.

This is the latest in a series of studies assessing how manufacturer groups are performing with respect to India’s fuel consumption standards, which are slated to become more stringent in fiscal year (FY) 2022–23. This study also compares the technology included in best-in-class vehicles in Europe and India.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry presented its 309th Report on “Electric & Hybrid Mobility – Prospects And Challenges in Automobile Industry”, pertaining to Ministry of Heavy Industries to the Parliament on 6th December, 2021.

Urban India, particularly metros, is a major hotspot of air pollution with a PM2.5 concentration level ranging above the permissible limits defined by the WHO for most of the year. Unsurprisingly, special efforts have been made by the Government of India in recent years to improve air quality.

This annual report is part of EPA’s commitment to provide the public with information about new light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fuel economy, technology data, and auto manufacturers' performance in meeting the agency’s GHG emissions standards.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on August 4, 2021 has issued Draft of the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The Power Department of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, aiming to position the state as a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub. Through the move, the state government is promoting electric mobility in the state.

The Indian automotive industry is witnessing a profound change with the exponential growth of the e-mobility market. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the economy, it triggered a decrease in consumer purchasing power and disrupted supply chains, leading to an overall economic slowdown, which wreaked havoc in the industry.

As part of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Preparer Forum for the Automotive sector, BMW, Daimler, General Motors, LeasePlan, Mahindra Group and Volkswagen share examples, learnings and reflections on how they are implementing the TCFD recommendations and responding to climate-related risks and opportunities.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 2nd March 2021 has published the Central Motor Vehicles (Third Amendment) Rules, 2021 which has made it mandatory for automakers to offer airbags for front passengers on new vehicle models manufactured from 1st April 2021.

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