India is the sixth largest producer of passenger vehicles in the world. Car sales are rapidly increasing and have surged ahead of bigger markets like China, Brazil, and Europe. By 2050, the country is expected to top the world in the number of cars on the roads. This could mean a huge pressure on our fuel sources as well as on the air quality. Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is helping to develop clean transport strategies that improve the efficiency of vehicles by promoting deployment of cleaner fuels, improved vehicular emission standards and standards for fuel economy performance.
Vehicular Emissions and Air Quality
The transport sector is a major contributor to air pollution in India. There is an urgent need to address emissions from in-use vehicles through stricter inspection and maintenance…
Fuel Efficiency Standards and Labelling
India is moving towards adopting fuel efficiency standards for various vehicle categories. Shakti is working towards enabling the adoption and implementation of fuel efficiency…
Electric vehicles (EVs) can offer significant liquid fuel savings and help improve air quality. The immediate opportunity lies in promoting electric vehicles in the mass transit fleet as this will help in achieving the twin objectives…
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The fuel consumption of a bus depends on both technical and operational parameters such as vehicle design, driver behaviour, maintenance practices, road conditions and traffic patterns. From these, the quickest and the most cost-effective way to achieve better fuel efficiency, particularly in case of existing fleets, is through improved driver...Read more