We already know that the Indian automotive market will move to BS-6 compliant vehicles from April 1, 2020. This means that all new cars and two-wheelers need to be compliant with BS-6 emission norms from the said date in order to be eligible for selling to the customers. Ahead of this move towards the stricter emission norms, all districts of Delhi-NCR have started supplying BS-6 fuel from October 1, 2019.
BS-6 fuel is relatively cleaner than its predecessor. This means that when used with a BS-6 engine, it develops lower emission levels than a BS-4 vehicle using BS-4 fuel. It is worth noting that existing BS-4 vehicles can run on BS-6 fuel without any issues.
All districts in the National Capital Region, including Gurugram, Faridabad, Mahendraghar, Rewari, Jhajjar, Palwal and Mewat, now offer the higher grade fuel. Petrol and diesel at outlets of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum are of BS-6 standards across Delhi-NCR.
It is worth noting that many automotive manufacturers have already started rolling out vehicles that are powered by BS-6 compliant engines. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai already have a big chunk of vehicles running on BS-6 engines, while Mahindra, Tata, Honda and Toyota too are expected to follow the BS-6 route for all future launches.