India to introduce CAFE fuel efficiency standards
The standard will be adopt the same CAFE label and will give manufacturers until 2015 to improve fuel efficiency of cars by about 18%, from the average of 14.1km/litre of petrol (about 43mpg) to 17.3km/litre (about 48mpg). For diesel engine cars the target will be 19.9km/litre from the current 15.5k/litre.
The government is also proposing to lower CO2 emissions from an average 165g/km in 2010 to 135g/km by 2015.
In addition, the draft rules also set targets for further improvement by 2020.
'The draft fuel efficiency standard based on CAFE will be notified in May,' a road transport ministry official told the Hindustan Times. 'The draft standard will be CO2 emission of 135g/km for entire fleet in 2015. In 2010, the average CO2 emission was 165g/km.'