On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed new standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles, tractors, trailers, and engines.

As policymakers and stakeholders in India begin the regulatory development process for fuel efficiency standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), one of the key areas of debate has been whether or not separate performance standards for engines are an appropriate first step.

Even if a govt policy is put in place, it will only transfer the polluting vehicles out of Delhi

Here's some good news on World Environment Day. The quality of fuel which often determines the level of toxic auto emissions will improve sooner than we thought.

As India rapidly becomes perhaps the most polluted country we have slowed down drastically in adopting cleaner cars. In 2010, we were five years behind Europe. Now, we are 10 years behind them.

Government’s plan to hasten up the rolling out of BS-VI fuel norms across the country, by skipping BS-V standards, is not acceptable by many.

The NDA government has in recent months reiterated its plan to advance the timelines for rolling out BS-VI fuel norms across the country by skipping a stage (BS-V) entirely.

PUNE: The rural areas of Pune and Thane districts can expect to get Bharat Stage IV fuel — an environment-friendly alternative — from April 1 next year.

NEW DELHI: The air Beijing was inhaling a couple of years ago was as toxic as Delhi's, but the Chinese capital had managed the crisis quickly and effectively.

Sale and registration of any new vehicle not complying with BS-IV emission norms will not be allowed anywhere in the country from April 2017.

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