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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  • India records highest-ever renewable energy generation

    India generated 10.2 Billion Units (BUs) of electricity in June from green energy sources including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro -- 26 per cent more than 8.1 BUs of renewable energy generated in the same month last year and 17 per cent more than 8.6 Bus generated in the previous month (May 2017), research and ratings agency India Ratings has said in a report.>>

    The Economic Times |  19 Sep 2017
    NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

    The National Green Tribunal has dismissed the Union government’s plea asking for modification in its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green court has noted that emission from diesel vehicles is carcinogenic in nature and one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol vehicles or otherwise 40 CNG vehicles. >>

    Hindustan Times |  14 Sep 2017
  • Development must be climate-smart

    As the frequency of extreme weather events increases, urbanisation has to heed ecological principles. Development needs to be climate-smart, but also avoid social and institutional challenges such as moral hazard.>>

    The Hindu |  07 Sep 2017
    Combating air pollution: Delhi-NCR may get common air quality index

    The National Capital Region, often claimed to be the one of the worst polluted zones in the world, would soon get a common Air Quality Index (AQI), which would give a more accurate picture of the air quality. >>

    Hindustan Times |  03 Sep 2017
  • Street lighting programme lights up 50,000 km of roads with 3 million LEDs

    The Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has led to the illumination of 50,000 km of Indian roads with installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country. The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kwh of annual energy savings.>>

    The Economic Times |  20 Aug 2017
    India may become 1st nation using LED for all lights by 2019

    Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that India will probably be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019, which would help the nation save over Rs 40,000 crore a year. >>

    The Economic Times |  16 Aug 2017
  • India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

    India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. With this, the country has become the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty.>>

    The Economic Times |  09 Aug 2017
    There Could Be 300,000 Jobs For Indians In Solar, Wind Projects By 2022

    Over 300,000 Indians could find jobs in the wind and solar industry over the next five years if the country works towards its 2022 target of 160 GW. Currently, wind and solar together account for almost 14% of India’s installed power capacity. Over the next three years alone, the sector can generate jobs for about 80,000 Indians. >>

    IndiaSpend |  04 Aug 2017
  • Delhi Metro first to become 100 percent 'green'

    Delhi Metro has secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). It has become the only completely 'green' Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies.>>

    The Economic Times |  28 Jul 2017
    Working backward, a way to find out where the carbon came from

    Based on carbon dioxide concentrations at a location and wind speed, scientists trace particles back to their sources to identify whether the country is an emitter or a carbon sink. >>

    The Indian Express |  24 Jul 2017

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