Govt Mandates Mass Emission Standard for BS-VI on Pan India from Apr 2020

The government has also notified that the registration mark for Battery Operated Vehicles to be on a Green background.

The Government of India has mandated mass emission standard for BS-VI throughout the country with effect from April 01, 2020, told Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State, Road Transport & Highways in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Mass Emission Standard for BS-VI

The government has also notified that the registration mark for Battery Operated Vehicles to be on a Green background. In an earlier notification it said, “All Battery Operated Vehicles shall now exhibit their registration mark in Yellow colour on Green background for transport vehicles and for all other cases, in White colour on Green background.”

The Minister also said that, as per the government vide S.O. 5333(E) dated October 18, 2018 it has also granted exemption to the Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels from the requirements of permit.

To promote alternative clean fuels and e-vehicles the government has taken proactive steps to promote environment friendly vehicles which are innovative, ushering in proactive use of natural resources keeping in view the increasing pollution, oil consumption and expenditure in the country.

The Government has also issued various other notifications specifying mass emission standards for Compressed Natural Gas, Biodiesel(B-100), flex-fuel (E 85) or (E100) and ethanol (ED 95), LNG and flex-fuel Methanol M15 or M100, Methanol MD 95 and duel fuel vehicles, the Minister added.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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