Stricter emission rules could pummel automakers

The rattle doesn’t seem to end for automakers. First the pandemic choked them. Then the rush to implement BSVI emission norms by April 2020 is leaving them out of breath. If these weren’t enough, now the 2022 deadline for stricter emission rules called corporate average fuel efficiency 2 or CAFE 2 could leave them out to dry, say automakers. The companies say the upcoming rules require significant investments in technology and R&D. They want the government to give them some more time, especially since BSVI standards have just been achieved. But the government appears to be firm on its stance of implementing CAFE 2 by April 2022.The Calculation Each carmaker’s CO2 target is based on the average kerb weight of all the vehicles sold by the company during a specific period 81889050Four DriversThe government has approved four energy efficient technologies — regenerative braking, start/stop, tire pressure monitoring system, 6-speed gear system — for super credits under CAFE norms. Of the top 20 models by sales, individual feature penetration of the top 4 are: 81889053 The AdvantagesThe Opposition CAFE aims to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissionsManufacturers say they will have to readjust their portfolios quite a bit to meet the normsWill help in reducing pollution and dependence on oil importsSIAM wants implementation put off till April 2024Norms to cover petrol, diesel, LPG and CNG vehiclesAll stakeholders claim the industry is still recovering from the impact of Covid and slow consumer demand 81889085 How Far to GoNone of the players have achieved the CO2 targets so far 81889097
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