NEW DELHI: Auto companies may no longer be able to market their cars without mentioning the average fuel consumption, report Sushmi Dey &
Nirbhay Kumar from New Delhi. To promote fuel-efficient vehicles, a review committee on auto fuel policy has favoured mandatory declaration of average mileage per litre of fuel by automakers for selling their vehicles.
The interim report, recently submitted to the petroleum secretary RS Pandey, has favoured recommendations made in the report. The panel, headed by ministry of petroleum & natural gas’ scientific advisory committee chairman and former HPCL CMD MB Lal, has suggested that auto manufacturing companies must declare fuel economy in terms of km per litre. This will help customers take informed decision while buying a new vehicle.
“The standards citing fuel economy in terms of km per litre can be better interpreted by the end user as compared to the standards based on net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The standard should be based on fuel economy rather than the parameter of CO2 emission that is technical for consumers to understand,” the committee said in the report. “Recorded fuel efficiency of a car would not be the same in city condition,” Maruti chairman RC Bhargava told the media.
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