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It is unlikely that the center will extend the timetable for the implementation of the rules aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles from 2022 | India News


NEW DELHI: It is unlikely that the Center will extend the timetable for the implementation of the second phase of the corporate average fuel economy / efficiency (CAFE) standards for vehicle manufacturers, which aims to further reduce CO2 emissions of vehicles from April 2022.
The sources said that the Union’s road transport minister Nitin Gadkari made this clear to the industry in a meeting held last week in which he also pointed out how vehicle manufacturers have not been able to come up with a roadmap to push forward. the production of flexible fuel engines, which can run on conventional and clean fuels such as ethanol.
The source said that the industry body, in October, had assured Gadkari that it would present its roadmap to speed up flex-fuel engine production by January. But they have not yet submitted the report. The minister has urged the industry to take the necessary measures to promote the use of 100% ethanol as fuel in vehicles.
The CAFE standards aim to reduce fuel consumption or improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles and this is achieved by reducing CO2 emissions. The ‘Corporate Average’ in CAFE means the weighted average of the vehicle manufacturers’ sales volumes. The CAFE standards apply to vehicles that run on gasoline, diesel, CNG and LPG.
The auto industry body, SIAM, has been asking the government to postpone the implementation of the CAFE-2 regulations until 2024. The industry has stated that it is still recovering from the impact of Covid-19 and slow consumer demand. .
The CAFE-1 standard has been applied since 2017 and the government has set April 1, 2022 for the implementation of the second phase. These CAFE standards require cars to be 30% more fuel efficient starting in 2022 and 10% or more by March 2021.
At the same time as BS VI, OEMs need to find clean and efficient power train options to meet CAFE goals.

Times of India