India’s auto industry struggles to keep up with new emissions regulations

Change is needed to clean up India’s air, but automakers and consumers may find Bharat Stage VI burdensome, writes Betti Hunter

India has a problem with pollution. According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organisation, the country is home to 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, with Delhi ranked as the most polluted capital. A 2018 emissions inventory by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR) found that pollution from vehicles in the city had risen by 40% from 2010 levels. Data from other major cities across the nation suggest that the picture is much the same across the board. This is having a significant impact on the country’s population, which has seen a dramatic shift in the demographics of lung cancer patients and people suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease….

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