Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy
- Carmakers from the Society of India Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) recently requested Ministry for Road Transport to postpone implementation of BS VI CAFÉ Phase II regulations since the industry is still recovering from the impact of COVID.
Important value additions
- CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency) regulations are similar norms to BS VI.
- However, it has a different approach towards reducing the carbon footprint in the exhaust gasses of the vehicle.
- CAFE majorly focuses on COx emissions.
- While, BS VI focuses on overall emissions which include NOx (Nitrogen Oxides), SOx (Sulphur Oxides).
- Aim of CAFE regulations: To reduce the overall COx (Carbon Oxides) from the exhaust of the vehicle.
- The reduced carbon footprint leads to increased fuel economy.
- These regulations were first implemented in India on 1st April 2017 with the introduction of BS4 exhaust emission norms.