TRUCKS' NEW EMISSION NORMS * India:
* Mumbai - Truck manufacturers are attracting customers with better technology, features in BS IV-compliant trucks
--- Overloaded and underpowered trucks spewing black smoke could soon become a thing of the past as with the new emission norms kicking in, technology begins to replace price as the most important consideration for buyers, and truck makers race to woo customers with added features... The switch to stricter emission norms—from Bharat Stage (BS) III to IV—has served as an inflection point. Even as other industry segments made the transition quietly, truck makers are introducing the new range of BS IV vehicles with much fanfare. From branding their emission technology, using attractive tag lines and equipping trucks with sophisticated features so far seen only in personal vehicles, to offering convenient after-sales service, truck makers are leaving little to chance... On 21 April, Hinduja group flagship Ashok Leyland Ltd launched a series of trucks based on the iEGR technology which would help it meet BS IV emission standards... Earlier, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, which sells the Bharat Benz brand of trucks, launched its new range on 7 April with the theme ‘profit technology’. The range is designed to deliver the “best-in-class package” of productivity, efficiency and safety, it claimed... Ashok Leyland uses EGR technology across its range of trucks while Tata Motors uses it for trucks with a lower output and SCR for its higher output ones...
(Photo: AP - Overloaded and underpowered trucks spewing black smoke could soon become a thing of the past) -- Mumbai, India - Livemint - May 02 2017