Bhubaneswar, Mar 7 (Local Wire): The three wheelers operating on petrol and diesels manufactured by Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) for Odisha have now become BS-VI compliant before the deadline, the top officials of the automobile industry claims.
According to the top official of the firm in Odisha, BAL which has a lion’s share in the three-wheeler market in the state has entirely transitioned to the production of clean fuel (BS-VI) engineered automobiles.
According to company officials, BS-VI models will be 20 per cent higher in cost terms than BS-IV vehicles and 10 per cent higher than the CNG models.
BS-VI fuels are expected to bring down Sulphur emissions by five times from the current BS-IV levels.
The BS-VI compliant vehicles are expected to improve emissions from the existing fleet, even from the older vehicles on road.
“Our 236 CC (CNG) and 470 CC (Diesel) products proved disruptive in the Odisha market.
We are now the leaders in CNG and Diesel operated three wheelers with a market share of 70% to 52% respectively in the state,” an official from BAL said.
With the introduction of BS-VI, India joins the small list of Asia – Pacific nations -Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and China. And China he said is using it only for heavy vehicles.
The Union government earlier on September 16, 2016had mandated BS-VI mass emission standard for vehicles throughout the country from April 1, 2020 to curb pollution across the country.