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Mandatory marking for vehicles according to new BS VI directive

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Vehicles that comply with the new BS VI are to be given an additional marking, following an announcement by the Ministry of Transport and Roads. An approximately 1 cm wide green stripe is to be applied to the upper part of a new third number plate. A coloured marking indicating the fuel used by the vehicle is also to be introduced. The colour code is intended to distinguish cars with high pollutant emissions from more environmentally friendly ones. The government stipulates that from October 1, all vehicles that comply with the BS VI standard must have such a marking.

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Earlier, the government announced that from April 1, 2019, all motorized vehicles must be equipped with a counterfeit-proof license plate. The so-called HSRP or third license plate is attached to the windscreen inside the vehicle. The HSRP sticker consists of a hologram and a ten-digit identification number engraved by laser. Depending on the fuel used, there is another colour code of the HSRP: light blue for petrol or gas and orange for diesel.

Meanwhile, car manufacturer BMW has adapted its new car fleet for the Indian market to the new BS IV emission standards. According to the company, the gasoline models were already compliant with the new requirements, while the diesel engines had to be adapted. The BWM plant in Chennai is currently producing cars of the 5 and 6 Gran Turismo series, production of the X1 is to start soon. The sales price of BMW India models that meet the BS IV emission standards was increased by six percent at the beginning of 2020. Certification is mandatory for the sale of automotive products in India. AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standards, the technical automotive standards for India, while TAC stands for Type Approval Certificate. Depending on the product category, there are different certification steps. We will be happy to advise you on certification in India and are always available to answer your questions.

Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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