Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Progress on BS VI Vehicles Standards, 15/07/2019. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has informed that Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have achieved an average blend percentage of 6.2 percent ethanol in petrol as on 17.06.2019 during the current ethanol supply year 2018-19.

Remote sensing is one technique used to measure real-world NOx emissions in Europe. Remote sensing measurements conducted by the Canton of Zurich are unique in terms of how consistently they have been collected since 2000 and the steep road grade at the main remote sensing monitoring site.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Use of Methanol to Reduce Green House Emissions, 27/06/2019. The Government has notified mass emission standards for flex-fuel methanol M15 or M100 and Methanol MD 95 vehicles. M-15 is a blend of 15% methanol and 85% gasoline.

While the Dieselgate scandal raised awareness of defeat devices—software calibrations that manipulate pollutant emission controls when vehicles are in the real world—third-party evaluation remains difficult because these devices are embedded in sophisticated computer code.

For this paper, the CO2 emissions levels of two versions of the Volkswagen Golf, one diesel (Golf TDI) and one gasoline (Golf TSI), were compared both in laboratory tests and in on-road measurements under real-world driving conditions.

For this study, a C-segment passenger vehicle, equipped with a gasoline direct injection engine and compliant with the Euro 6c standard, was tested on the chassis dynamometer over the regulatory NEDC and WLTC cycles, and over two RDE-like cycles. The tests were performed at different ambient conditions and with both cold and warm engines.

On February 19, 2019, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council agreed on a compromise for setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) for the first time in the European Union.

Most developing and transition countries do not have vehicle manufacturing capabilities hence rely on import of their entire vehicle fleet. A large percentage of these vehicles are imported as used or second-hand.

Brazil’s new PROCONVE P-8 standards will apply to all new on-road passenger and freight vehicles equipped with compression-ignition or spark-ignition engines and weighing at least 3,856 kg. These vehicle categories currently account for an outsized contribution to on-road vehicle emissions in Brazil.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. & Other Vs Satvinderjeet Singh Sodhi & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding violation of environmental norms by Volkswagen. An order passed by NGT dated 16 November 2018 had ordered the automaker to deposit an amount of Rs. 100 crores with the CPCB within a month. On 17 January 2019, the Tribunal passed an order noting that the deposit in terms of its order dated 16 November 2018 has not been made. Volkswagen furnished an undertaking that a deposit would be made by next day which was done accordingly.

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