Auto manufacturers had pledged a one-year remittance for the ban on the sale of BS-III vehicles, but the Supreme Court dismissed it and from April 1, 2017, banned the sale of Bharat Stage (BS) III vehicles across the country. .According to the reports, companies now have about 8.2 lakh unsold vehicles of BS-III emission norms.
The Supreme Court ruling came on an appeal by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) which sought to implement only BS IV norms. “Public health is more important than commercial interests,” a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said while handing down the verdict.
Learn what is Bharat Stage Emission Norms
There is a fuel in the vehicle, which causes pollution, to control it, a standard is set, which is called Emission Norms. As time goes by, technology also spreads, in such a way, new experiments are made to control the pollution, which also changes the emission norms.
Under this Emission Norms, companies are instructed to prepare vehicles so that air pollution can be controlled. Fuel is also replaced by new standard arrival. Currently BS-IV standard is running in India and BS-III has been banned. It is also called Euro-IV. Let us know that the Government of India has decided that it will implement BS-VI and BS-VI emission norms. Which will be implemented by 2020.
Number of vehicles with BS-III emission norms (20 March 2017):
Commercial Vehicles – 96,724
Three wheels – 40,048
According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the number of non-cell BS-III to-wheelers in the country is 6.71 lakh units. Hero MotoCorp and Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, the country’s two largest companies, have the highest share of 80%. Hero has 2.90 million units and Honda has around 2.50 lakh BS-III unit vehicles.
The companies which supported the sale of BS-III vehicles were Hero Motocorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra and Mahindra and TVS Motor.
BS-IV vehicles will be expensive:
According to reports, BS-IV vehicles will be more expensive than vehicles with BS-III emission norms. Because in the two-wheelers BS-IV will support only when they have a fuel injection system instead of the carburetor. Doing this makes companies costlier. Fuel injection systems are usually given in Higher and Vehicle right now.