What Is BS-VI Emission Norms?
Bharat stage Emission Standards are emission standards or Norms introduced by the Government of India to regulate air pollutants coming out of vehicles as a result of Combustion engines and Spark-ignition engines. These standards are set by the Central Pollution Control Board under the Ministry of Environment and Climate change.
In October 2016, India signed the Conference of Protocol, also known as the Paris Climate Agreement. As per the agreement, in the next 12 years, India will bring down carbon footprint by 33-55% as compared to 2005. Thus in 2016, the Indian government announced that the country would skip the BS-V norms completely and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020. BS6 emission norms bring India at par with European and U.S. standards of pollution control.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited continued its trend of being an industry first and became the first OEM to bring BS6 compliant vehicles in the mass segment, much ahead of statutory timelines prescribed by the Indian government. Maruti Suzuki has upgraded 7 of their petrol cars to meet BS6 emission norms, well ahead of the deadline of 1st April 2020. Thus, half of Maruti Suzuki’s petrol range of cars are now BS6 compliant. It also means that the BS6 compliant car models offered by Maruti Suzuki currently constitute around 70% of the total petrol vehicles sold including all car manufacturers.
Which Maruti Suzuki & Nexa Cars Are BS6 Compliant?
As per their commitment to launch environment-friendly vehicles, Maruti Suzuki introduced its first BS6 compliant petrol car, Baleno in April 2019. The most recently launched Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), the new XL6 is the second BS6 compliant Nexa model by Maruti Suzuki. BS6 compliant petrol models by MSIL include industry bestsellers like:
What Are The Benefits Of BS-VI Engine?
- Technology upgrades have been made for stringent emission requirement which is ensured with extensive and rigorous field tests in actual Indian driving conditions
- BS-VI compliant vehicle engine reduces nearly 25% Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions in petrol vehicles and substantial 70% on Diesel vehicles
- Upgraded engine with the technological advancement of Exhaust system ensuring a significant increase in its durability
- BS-VI norms also enforce stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions
- Another benefit is that On-board Diagnostics, OBD has been made mandatory for all vehicles. This helps in checking that the emission control component is working at optimum efficiency at all times. With the OBD unit,