Govt. proposes Fuel Consumption Standards for all vehicles
Tipper trucks with a GVW of over 3.5 tonnes have been excluded from this.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification proposing the implementation of Fuel Consumption Standards for all vehicles from April 2023.
The notification proposes an amendment to Rule 115 G of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules to include light, medium and heavy vehicles from several categories, including M2, M3, N2 and N3.
As per the notification, all vehicles manufactured in India or imported into the country will be have to undergo tests to check for compliance as notified under the Energy Conservation Act. Tipper trucks with a GVW of over 3.5 tonnes have been excluded from this.
At present, all vehicles under the M1 category have to comply with annual fuel consumption standards.
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