CSE's consistent advocacy has led to a Supreme Court order that directed that only BS-VI vehicles (running on petrol or diesel with 10 ppm sulphur) will be sold or registered in India after April 2020. In fact, CSE stridently pushed for the advancement of the cut-off date for Delhi – BS-VI fuels were introduced in Delhi in April 2018 and in the NCR in April 2019, ahead of the national schedule of April 2020.
The oil industry has assured that BS-VI fuel will be available across the nation by that deadline. The automobile industry has agreed to follow the real driving emission test as an actual on-road testing mechanism. CSE’s task now is well cut out – it must ensure that this deadline is met and that there is compliance with on-road emission testing.