Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fuel-efficiency norms coming for 4-wheelers

The road transport and highways ministry estimates there were about 100 million vehicles on Indian roads at the end of 2007, of which about 17% are passenger vehicles.

There is a proposal to make fuel efficiency norms mandatory by 2010. That means we might come to see more cars giving an average on 12-16 Km per litre.

“Yes, there is a proposal and we will discuss it with the industry representatives on the 21st (of July),” said Ajay Mathur, director general, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, or BEE, the body mandated to notify energy efficiency norms under the Energy Conservation Act of 2001.

More details are here.