All About BS-VI Emission Norms, Reason why Maruti Suzuki Decided into Discontinue Diesel Cars #BS_VIApril 28, 2019
Instead, the Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norm would come into force from April 1, 2020 across the country.
Maruti’s decision means that the company’s diesel engines won’t be ready to meet the more stringent emission norms.
Bhargava said the company will stop manufacturing diesel vehicles from April next year as the substantially higher development cost will not make diesel a viable option for consumers.
And above all, what is BS VI and how does it differ from the earlier emission norm – BS IV – being followed by the Indian automakers till now?
(Image: Network18 Creative) To start with, the ‘BS’ in BS VI stands for ‘Bharat Stage’ which signifies the emission regulation standards set by Indian regulatory bodies.
How is BS VI Different from BS IV?
All of this comes at a cost which eventually makes the vehicle more expensive for the end customer of the product and that can be a cause of concern for automakers given how price sensitive the Indian market is.
Then, there is also the requirement of cleaner fuel to run these vehicles that comply with a stricter emission regulation as it is not feasible to make internal combustion engines pollute less while using poor quality of fuel.
Whereas, as per the Centre, automakers have been given enough time for the transition and they have done their part to provide cleaner fuel, which cost a significant amount of money to do so.
The need of the hour is to control the pollution levels by all means possible and since globally, countries are implying Euro 6 levels of emission regulations, India needs to step up its game and hence the BS IV to BS VI emission norm implication.