Euro 6 mandatory for initial launch from April 1, 2020


Government has taken decision to make Euro 6 Emission standards necessary for the initial launch of vehicles from 1 April 2020. Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari made the announcement while addressing Symposium of International Automotive Technology 2019 in Pune.

The aim of Euro 6 is to reduce the level of exhaust emissions in petrol and diesel cars including Carbon Monoxide (CO) , Nitrogen Oxide (NOx),  Hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC ) and Particulate matter (PM). Transport Ministry will provide a center of excellence for Methanol at ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).Euro 6 is the sixth series of the European Union directive to reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts.

Automotive Research Association of India :

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is co-operative industrial research association by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries, Government Of India The objectives of the Association are Research and Development in automotive engineering for industry, product design and development, evaluation of automotive equipment and ancillaries, standardisation, technical information services, execution of advanced courses on the application of modern technology and conduct of specific tests.

ARAI established in 1966 is located at Pune, India. 150 km from Mumbai It was incorporated as Industrial Research Organisation formed by the Indian Automotive Industry, affiliated to the Ministry of Industry, Government of India.The Institute is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.