Implementation of stricter emission legislation to maintain pollution less air quality has been in the centre of discussion on the day one of 6th Integer Emissions Summit & AdBlue Forum India 2016.
Kick-started on Tuesday in New Delhi, the two-day summit witnessed more than 150 senior executives from across local and international, governmental, vehicle and engine manufacturers, as well as emissions technology solution providers.
The representatives from both the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) agreed that stricter emissions regulation is essential to improving India’s air quality, as well as developing the country’s automotive industry.
However, questions were raised about whether India would be able to reach its ambitious goal set by BS VI emissions norms within the given timeframe of four years.
Automotive industry experts suggested that an interim solution equal to Euro V might be needed until all stakeholders, particularly fuel suppliers, are fully prepared to upgrade to BS VI.
In response, representatives from the oil industry confirmed that the public oil sector has already been investing in BS VI fuel refineries in preparation for the legislative leap.
On the second day of the summit, topics to be discussed include fuel efficiency strategies, hybrid technologies for passenger cars, and the way forward for emissions control in the non-road mobile machinery sector.
The Summit is also hosting the first ever AdBlue Forum, which will explore the potential for the AdBlue market in India.