Fuel Efficiency | Centre for Science and Environment

Fuel Efficiency


CSE demands public consultation on fuel economy standards for cars to guard against weak standards pushed by the car industry

  • Car industry is trying to maintain a near status quo until 2015 and then improve marginally in 2020. Any laxity can seriously jeopardize energy security and climate mitigation plans

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Delay in announcing and implementing the fuel economy standards can seriously jeopardize energy security especially given the unprecedented growth in car sales.

Energy and Transport

Transport sector is the largest user of oil – nearly half of the total consumption, and is poised to make India’s oil security even more precarious. Asian Development Bank projects that the total fuel consumption of on-road vehicles in India in 2035 can be six times over that of 2005 level. Explosive growth in personal vehicles and steady shift of freight transport from railways to roadways will incite ravenous appetite for energy.

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