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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification dated 11th August, 2022 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Twelfth Amendment) Rules, 2022. The amendment provides that the vehicles manufactured on and after the 1st day of April 2016 shall comply with Bharat Stage-IV emission norms for two and three wheeler.

The Central Government vide notification dated 29th June, 2022 has issued Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2022. The amendment classifies vehicle in respect of which a type-approval certificate has been issued on or before the commencement of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2022 as existing models.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 18th February 2022 has notified the Draft Environment (Protection) first Amendment Rules, 2022 which shall come into force with effect from 1st July 2023.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification 27th January, 2022 has issued the draft Central Motor Vehicles (……………Amendment) Rules, 2022 further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

In-service conformity (ISC) tests for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are being introduced for the first time in India with the Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulation. Such tests are meant to make manufacturers more accountable for in-use emissions and to bridge the gap between lab-based emissions and real-world emissions.

In April of 2020, the Indian government introduced its Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) emissions standards for all new sales of automobiles, which replaced the Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) norms.

Market analyses by vehicle segment, weight category, manufacturer, and engine size are needed to optimize vehicle emission standards and testing requirements. In India, these are largely adopted from Euro standards to fit the Indian landscape, and that was the case with the Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulations that took effect April 1, 2020.

Fuel efficiency standards for vehicles directly influence mileage and carbon emissions per litre of fuel burnt and are one of the most difficult and least understood policy instruments in India.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, present this Three Hundred and Third Report on the Downturn in Automobile Sector - Its Impact and Measures for Revival.

India adopted nationwide Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emissions standards on 1 April 2020. This direct leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI emissions standards has led to a paradigm shift in emission-control systems, especially in diesel vehicles.