MARUTI SUZUKI DUMP ‘DIRTY’ DIESAL MODELS FROM 2020
26, Apr 2019
Prelims level : Environment Mains level : GS-III Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Why in News?
- The company plans to stop manufacturing diesel-powered vehicles from the next financial year. New BS VI norms will make them un competitive
Implications of BS-VI standard on environment
- BS-IV fuels contain 50 parts per million (ppm) sulphur, while BS-V and BS-VI grade fuel will have 10 ppm sulphur. It will also bring down NOx emissions from diesel cars by 68% and 25% from petrol engine cars. Cancer causing particulate matter emission from diesel engine cars will also come down by a phenomenal 80%.