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Govt to fix fuel consumption standards for light, medium, heavy vehicles

Published on July 07, 2022
Current Context: The Centre proposes to amend central motor vehicles rules making it mandatory for vehicles of various categories to comply with new fuel standards.
Govt to fix fuel consumption standards for light, medium, heavy vehicles
  • Ministry of road transport and highways Recently issued a draft notification to amend Rule 115 G of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), 1989.
  • The main aim of amending is to include compliance with Fuel Consumption Standards ( FCS), for light, medium, and heavy-duty motor vehicles of various categories manufactured in or imported by India.
  • Continued compliance to FCS shall be verified as per the procedure of Conformity of Production.
  • Besides Fuel consumption standards are already available for motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers, comprising not more than 8 seats.
  • The amendment will now extend the standards to commercial vehicles of larger sizes.
  • It also aims to introduce more fuel-efficient vehicles and reduce carbon emissions.
  • The date of applicability of the new notification has been fixed for 1 April 2023.

Question:

Q.1 Consider the following statements regarding the amendment of Central Motor Vehicles Rules.
A.The new amendment rules will only apply to vehicles that were manufactured in India
B.The amendment will now extend the standards to commercial vehicles of larger sizes.

Select the correct option given below
a. Only B
b. Both A & B
c. Only A
d. None of the Above
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