As the BS-VI emission norm kicks in from April 1, 2020, here are the top five cars that have said goodbye to the Indian market.
That drop would be more than twice as large as the contraction during the financial crisis, and the largest annual fall in GDP since 1931, barring wartime, the centre said.
The US Government called the move its largest single deregulatory action and said it would save automakers upwards of $100 billion in compliance costs.
All the extra hygiene appears to be paying off, at least in some countries, including Japan, where the number of flu cases appears to be sharply down.
The last model to transition to the new emission norms were the 650 twins.
Hero MotoCorp's move comes days after the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) made a similar plea at the apex court.
While the upgrade does make the car more fuel-efficient, the chief purpose was to make the Current-Gen Swift Sport compliant with new emission norms.
India skipped the BS-V emission norms and is about to introduce the new BS-VI emission norms just 3 years after it introduced the BS-IV norms.
The cut-off dates range from February 29 to March 25, from state to state, though BS-VI emission compliance is mandated from April 1, 2020.
Bajaj Auto launched 14 products that meet stringent BS-VI norms through exhaust gas recirculation and catalytic converter.
A study by transportation analytics firm INRIX revealed that Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Istanbul and Sao Paulo were the five most congested cities.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling to implement BS-VI fuel norms by 1st April, 2020, we explain what is BS-VI and how does it differ from the earlier emission norms?
The lost sink capacity was 21 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide - the same as a decade of fossil-fuel emissions from Britain, Germany, France and Canada combined, it added.
The European Union set a target to cut CO2 emissions by 40 per cent between 2007-2021 but pollution has only increased as customers favoured gas-guzzling SUVs.
The VW group sold just 110,000 cars powered by compressed natural gas globally last year and will now shift its focus on zero-emissions electric vehicles.
Two-wheeler manufacturers blamed the BS-VI transition and component supply disruption due to coronavirus outbreak for the decline in sales.
Automobile majors Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors and TVS Motors all reported a drop in domestic commercial and passenger vehicle sales.
The risk level for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been raised from moderate to high, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.
The fall in pollution levels is due to reduced nitrogen dioxide as most of the country, especially Wuhan and Hubei provinces, are under strict quarantine.
State-owned OMC has invested around Rs 29,000 crores in upgrading the refineries to manufacture BS-VI fuel.
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