Average fuel efficiency of cars in India to be 18.2kmpl from 2017
This is likely to come in as a mandate from the Indian government soon
The Indian government has started taking a keen interest in the automotive industry since 2014. However, things don't always fall on the automobile manufacturers side. This piece of news will now as a matter of rejoicing for the automobile buyers but a bit more of R&D from the manufacturer's end. Looks like 2017 is the new start date though. The Government of India will reportedly set a standard fuel efficiency target of 18.2kmpl for cars and utility vehicles starting from 2017.
These new mileage norms will show a 15 per cent improvement from the current efficiency numbers that manufacturers quote. Starting from October 2017, the government will also enforce stringent safety rules on cars which will include airbags as well as ABS to be made mandatory. This will need the manufacturers to also work on structural reinforcement which means the ...