A recent order of the Supreme court has suspended the sales of BS-IV
vehicles post 1st April 2020. BS-VI norms (or BS6 Emission Norms) are already being implemented by various manufacturers even before the official deadline date. We are about 5 months away from the nationwide rollout of BS-VI emission standards.
BS, i.e., The Bharath Stage, is the emission standards instituted by the
Government of India to control the emission of air pollutants from
The Bharath Stage norms were introduced back in 2000. By bringing in
advanced fuel and technology upgrades in fuel as well as vehicle, the vision of bringing BS6 emission norm is to curb the release of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, sulphur oxide, and particulate matter (PM) from vehicles that are powered by IC engines (Internal combustion engine).
As the stage increases, the regulation of emissions will become more
stringent. Till now we are using BS-IV vehicles and fuel, we will move
directly to BS6 (BS-VI). That’s two stages ahead by skipping the implementation of BS V norms. This is because so far India has been following the Euro emission standards with a time lag of five years and
as of today, 14 of 15 most polluted cities in the world are located in India.
The impact of Bharat Stage VI norms on the end-user
The rollout of BS6 (BS-VI), leapfrogging BS V will affect the end-user in many ways. The April 2020 deadline set by the union government for the
implementation of BS-VI norms has forced the automobile industry
towards accelerated development of related technologies, manufacturing
of new components and to make some huge investments. This will mean
the price of BS6 vehicles (BS VI) will be costly.
According to the market estimations and industry experts, the following is a rough estimation of how the prices will change after the rollout of BS-VI
The cost of cars running on petrol engine will increase by 20,000 INR
The cost of vehicles running on the diesel engine will increase by 60,000
to 90,000 INR.
The price of heavy commercial vehicles will increase by 2.25 Lakh INR
The cost of two-wheelers which require fuel injection technology shall
increase by up to 6000 INR. The fuel rates could shoot up by a few paise to as much as 2 INR
While the best part is this will help to improve the air quality in the
shortest time possible.
On the other hand, All automobile manufactures bring at least three
crore vehicles into the market every year and all remaining the BS-IV
standard vehicles in the market will become obsolete if not sold before
1st April 2020. This might force the companies to sell the cars at a
massive discount during the new year season.
Are you ready for the BS6 Migration?
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