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Vehicle Technology and Fuel


Urban Transport Strategies: Agenda for Reforms

An orientation programme for policy makers

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Date: July 28 – 30, 2011

Orientation programme on Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation programme on Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels at New Delhi from March 19 - 21, 2013. This programme represents our initiative to promote good regulatory practices in air quality management, clean vehicle technology, fuels and management of in-use vehicle fleet and mobility management.

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Date: March 19 - 21, 2013

Make auto industry deliver on its promise

Glitz and glamour dazzled. The lure of jazzy cars at the recently concluded auto show stirred up mass hysteria, clogged roads, brought the city to a near halt. The dream sellers had them all entrapped. But the dream had a green wrapper - small cars, SUVs meeting the most stringent us norms, electric vehicles, hybrid cars, even CNG and diesel hybrid buses! The show is over. But serious questions persist. Need urgent answers. The show is definitely not over…

Hydrogen-natural gas: A transitional fuel

The CNG programme in Delhi provides the immediate bridge for transitioning to hydrogen in India. In a major initiative to bridge the gap between hydrogen and CNG, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited commissioned a hydrogen-compressed natural gas (H-CNG/hythane) dispensing station at Dwarka in January.

Vehicular technology and fuel quality: Why must India leapfrog?

Vehicles are a special problem as they emit in the breathing zone of people. A large number of studies are now available that show exposure to vehicle exhaust causes significant increase in respiratory symptoms and lung function impairment, cancer and plethora of other ailments.

Winter and Diesel cars

Even without looking at the air pollution figures we know from the darkened sky-line that Delhi's air quality gains will be lost this winter. Air has begun to get heavy with dust, smoke and particles.

Hush-hush public notice on emissions norms

We discovered this by sheer chance, buried in the website of the Union Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways. This is a public notice soliciting public opinion on the unfinished agenda of the emissions standards roadmap finalised way back in 2003.

Small Cars - Big Dilemmas

The farmers of Singur in West Bengal are desperate to save their land from transforming into an assembly line for cars of Tata Motors priced at one lakh rupees (US$2222). While the state’s left front government is eager to oblige with cheap land deal, the Union government is ready with more tax cuts to shorten the fuse and set off explosion in car sales. In promising unconditional support our regulators forgot to ask about the product itself, -- an unusually cheap micro car – whose impact will reverberate much beyond Singur.

Fuel Economy Regulations: Setting the principles right

The oil price surge has caught the market watchers and media agog. Expert views war on price insulation, energy security and our vulnerability.

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http://cseindia.org/campaign/apc/pdf/CarFuel_MonoMay2008.pdf
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