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Is BS-6 same for petrol and diesel vehicles?

The new BS-6 (Bharat Stage-6) regulation by the Indian Government is aimed to combat the ever-increasing air pollution in the country. This regulation will be applicable from April 1, 2020. The new BS-6 ready vehicles will release a significantly lower volume of harmful gases with the help of BS-6 grade fuel. Now the question that arises, is this applicable on petrol and diesel vehicles both or are their certain exceptions? The answer is yes, this norm is applicable to...

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What is BS-6 grade fuel?

The new emission standard, BS-6 is right around the corner. This means as the BS-6 ready vehicles start to hit the road, the gas stations should be ready for them too. BS-6 vehicles do not run on the BS-4 fuel, instead, they need BS-6 grade fuel. Most of the pollution exiting the car exhaust is more in correlation with the fuel that is being used and a relatively small role is played by the engine. So let us discuss...

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What is OBD?

The introduction to new emission standard i.e. BS-6 (Bharat Stage-6) by the Indian Government, has a lot of characteristics and norms to be followed by the vehicle manufacturers. One of the most significant ones from them is OBD. OBD stands for On-Board Diagnostics and is performed with the help of a few sensors that are installed on board for running diagnostics, thus the name. In other words, it is the vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. It gives the data...

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