Car manufacturers in India have been working on updating their product lineup to comply with the BS-VI norms before the April 2020 deadline. Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has informed Rajya Sabha that fuel conforming to stringent BS-VI emission norms has been introduced in the national capital. The BS-VI grade fuel is expected to be available in the rest of India, latest by 1 April 2020.
Interestingly, the automotive industry along with its representing body, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam), has requested the state-run oil marketing companies to provide BS-VI grade fuel at least 30-45 days ahead of the scheduled deadline. Reports reveal that BS-VI emission will contain five times lower Sulphur traces and the nitrogen oxide level will be reduced by 70 per cent for diesel engines and 25 per cent in petrol engines.