Current status of the automobile industry in India is clearly depicting that it’s time for the BS VI compliant cars. The govt and the industry has realized that it is the time to take action against the deteriorating condition of the atmosphere.
The companies have started working to match steps with the changing condition. Last week, head honcho of Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger, said that the company has the required technology available to get BS-VI compatible cars in India well before the April 2020 deadline defined by the government last year. This time around, Swedish carmaker Volvo has made it clear that it is seriously considering launching BS-VI compatible cars ahead of April 2020. For Delhi, with its preponed last date of April 2018, Volvo could introduce compatible cars if the availability of fuel isn’t a problem.
The company already has Euro-VI compliant vehicles globally but not introduced those in India because there is no BS-VI fuel available yet. Globally, Volvo has already announced that every model launched from 2019 will have electrification, marking the historic end of cars with only an internal combustion engine (ICE).
Volvo Cars’ global ambition is to sell 1 million (10 lakh) electrified cars by 2025. As per the CEO of Volvo Cars, India is an important market for the Swedes and it will play an important part in this electrification strategy. Therefore, as per the interviews, it can be concluded that Volvo Cars is completely ready to launch its BS VI compliant cars in India as soon as the fuel gets available.
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According to some latest updates, the problem of availability of fuel is also resolved. Three oil PSUs – IOC, Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) – said they are ready to supply BS-VI grade petrol and diesel to the national capital from their refineries at Mathura, Bina and Bhatinda from April.
Thus the Delhiites can expect BS VI compliant cars from Volvo Cars be available by April 2018 and as per the situation soon other companies would also reveal their updated cars and by 2020 people of India can expect BS VI compliant cars from several companies running on the road throughout the country.
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