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Dated: 29. April. 2019DNS Notes Title 1. Downbeat Diesel –BS VI Emission norms - Editorial (The Hindu, Page 8) Syllabus Prelims: Environment Mains: GS III –Environment & Climate Change Theme Automakers not keen on manufacturing diesel cars for BS VI Highlights Reasons for Shift to petrol & cleaner fuels •Maruti Suzuki has announced to eliminate diesel models from 1stApril, 2020 on the backdrop of upcoming Bharat Stage VI Emission norms to be made applicable from 1stApril, 2020. •Even narrowing prices between diesel and petrol over years has resulted in decline in sale of diesel cars prompting consumers to shift towards cleaner fuels like petrol and CNG which are also cheap as compared to their diesel counterparts. •Further, upgrading existing diesel cars (BS IV Compliant to BS VI) will be much more expensive as such diesel cars needs to be fitted with equipments to reduce pollutants such as Nitrous Oxides and particulate matters. So, manufacturers are pulling the plug on production of diesel cars. •Volkswagen emission scandal has also hurt consumer sentiments with respect to diesel fuels as dirty fuels that adds to vehicular pollution. Harmful effect of diesel emission •Common pollutants of diesel emissions include unburned hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). •Particulate matter (PM) emission is a mixture of carbonaceous soot with other solid and liquid material, such as condensed heavy hydrocarbons. •Vehicular exhaust of diesel adds to ground-level ozone formed from nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons combining in the presence of sunlight seriously harming respiratory health. Difference between BS IV and BS VI •The main difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI auto fuel norms is the presence of sulphur. •BS-VI fuel will bring down sulphur by 5 times from the current BS-IV levels which is equivalent to 80% reduction of sulphur, from 50 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm.
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