Vehicles and Fuels

India is the sixth largest producer of passenger vehicles in the world. Car sales are increasing by leaps and bounds 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. In order to pre-empt this, the Transport programme is supporting the government to put in place stringent fuel efficiency norms or standards for new fleet of vehicles.

Towards this, the Transport programme is supporting the Standards and Labelling Programme of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to increase efficiency of new vehicles fleet. It is also advocating for increasing the fuel efficiency of existing heavy duty and commercial vehicles fleet and supporting the improvement of fuel quality of all vehicles to Euro VI levels.

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  • Improving bus fuel efficiency through fleet driver training

    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. Out of these the quickest and the most cost effective way to achieve better fuel efficiency, particularly in case of existing fleets, is through improved driver behaviour. Improved driver behaviour has the potential of increasing bus fuel economy by 7-10 percent. We supported this initiative to conduct training programmes for drivers from State road Transport Undertakings (STUs) on fuel efficient driving practices. A total of 1800 drivers from across the country were trained.>>

  • Roadmap for Standards and Labelling programme for tyres in India

    Roadmap for Standards and Labelling programme for tyres in India>>

  • Improving vehicular fuel efficiency

    A theoretical framework to improve bus fuel efficiency through enhanced management, inspection and maintenance of bus fleet.>>

  • Research and Advocacy on Vehicular Emissions

    Deteriorating air quality in Indian cities is a growing and serious concern. A major cause of this is the increasing emissions from the rapidly growing transport sector. To curb this, while stricter emission and fuel efficiency standards are required for new vehicles, there is also a need to have better inspection and maintenance practices for in-use vehicles. In this context, Shakti initiated this project to conduct research on reforming the in-use vehicle testing and compliance mechanism.>>

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  • Climate change may lead to 2 billion refugees by 2100: Study

    One-fifth of the world's population - about two billion people - could become climate change refugees by the year 2100 due to rising ocean levels, a study warns.Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, researchers said.>>

    The Economic Times |  27 Jun 2017
    Government announces 30 smart cities, Thiruvanathapuram tops list

    Another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities was announced recently taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. Kerala capital Thiruvanathapuram topped the list, Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur came second. >>

    The Economic Times |  23 Jun 2017
  • India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable

    Scientists who studied India's 2015 heat wave that claimed 2,500 lives concluded that the region was likely to see intense heatwaves once in every 10 years, instead of once in every 100 years.>>

    The Economic Times |  22 Jun 2017
    Renewable Energy will reach 49 percent in India by 2040: Report

    As batteries and new sources of flexibility bolster the reach of renewables, the renewable energy will be reaching 49 percent in India, 55 percent in China, 74 percent penetration in Germany and 38 percent in the U.S. by 2040 anticipates newly released Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) annual long-term analysis of the future of energy- 2017 New Energy Outlook (NEO). >>

    The Economic Times |  17 Jun 2017
  • Solar panels, batteries may power lights and fans on 250 trains

    Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power fans and lights on 250 local trains, giving another boost to India’s rapidly growing renewable energy programme.>>

    The Economic Times |  06 Jun 2017
    How Nagpur is driving India’s green public transport mission

    Electric vehicles for public transport is ‘one of the necessary ingredients of a smart city’, Nagpur being one of them. Under the newly inaugurated multi-modal electric vehicle project, 200 electric taxis and e-rickshaws will operate in Nagpur on Ola’s platform. A solar power charging station built by Ola was also unveiled. >>

    Live Mint |  31 May 2017
  • The Wind Beneath India’s Renewable Energy Wings

    Already accounting for 9% of India's total installed energy capacity, wind power looks to add another 6GW this year, an unprecedented expansion that will help the country overshoot its Paris climate pact commitment.>>

    Huffington Post |  22 May 2017
    India's First Electric Cab Fleet To Be Launched In Nagpur This Month

    The first electric taxi fleet in the country is going to be launched in Nagpur from the 26th of May 2017. With India's pledge to go all electric by 2030, this is a good way to get things rolling. Nagpur will be the first city in the country to adopt electric cabs and the success of this project will determine its applicability in other cities. >>

    NDTV |  15 May 2017
  • State discoms lower losses in FY16, improve cost coverage t

    Operational performance of state power distribution companies has improved with a decline in commercial losses of electricity and marginally better coverage of costs in fiscal 2016, a report by the Power Finance Corp (PFC) said.>>

    The Economic Times |  05 May 2017
    Emission standards soon for Railways

    Indian Railways will soon come under emission standards, with the Engine Development Directorate of the Research Designs and Standards Organisation drawing up the draft norms for diesel locos. The emission burden from the transport sector as a whole has risen 3.5 times since 1990 to stand at 250 million tonne CO2, or 13.5 per cent of the total emissions in 2013. >>

    The Hindu Business Line |  02 May 2017

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