TOPICS / Vehicle emissions control in India


If India is to reap the full social and economic benefits of increased mobility, the country must find effective ways to address the negative consequences of rising transportation activity, such as declining air quality, increasing reliance on fossil fuel imports, and climate change.

The ICCT is completing a long-term study of India’s program to regulate and control emissions from light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles—cars, motorcycles, trucks, and buses. Below is a collection of materials related to that study.

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Technical background on India BS VI fuel specifications
This working paper details the differences in fuel specifications for commercial gasoline and diesel fuels in India and the EU, and assesses potential air pollutant emission impacts of these differences.
Working paper
India Bharat Stage VI emission standards
The proposed BS VI standards are far-reaching in scope and incorporate substantial changes to existing Bharat Stage III and IV emission standards. Of particular note is the tightening of particulate matter (PM) mass emission...
Policy update
Engine technology pathways for heavy-duty vehicles in India
Surveys diesel engine technologies, costs, pollutant emissions, and efficiency improvements in a manner that can help inform India's transition to more stringent vehicle emissions standards over the next five years.
Working paper

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