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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Emissions from the transport sector contribute significantly to deteriorating air quality and human health in cities. Transport accounts for 20% of global energy use and contributes 25% to 30% of emissions. With the rapid acceleration of the Indian automobile market, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a promising pathway towards enhancing air-quality,...Read more
The transport sector is a significant contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Research has shown that poorly maintained and older vehicles are responsible for a major share of pollution in cities. Therefore, the management of India's in-use vehicle fleet is an important step for the control of vehicular emissions. The Inspection and...Read more
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. Substantially improving vehicle efficiency has the potential to reduce emmissions as well as enhance energy and enrionment security.
Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs) comprise only 8 percent of the total vehicle fleet in India but consume nearly 38 percent of the total diesel consumed in the country and contribute approximately 60 percent of the total carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector. Given that the HDV sector will grow massively in the next few years, Shakti is...Read more
Bus fuel efficiency can be improved by detecting and replacing old and worn bus components that are responsible for more fuel consumption and higher emissions. This is best done through a preventive maintenance regime for bus fleets which includes planned inspection and maintenance activities.