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Vehicle Technology and Fuel


Who’s afraid of 2°C?

The latest fuss about the 2°C global temperature target India apparently acceded to at the Major Economies Forum in L’Aquil, Italy, is important to unravel.

GoodBAU, cruel world

At l’aquila in Italy, during a meeting of the world’s major boys and girls, India agreed to cap its carbon emissions.

Unorganized players give e-bike a bad name

For a growing section of riders, e-bikes are a cool way out of increasing fuel costs.

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Obama steps on accelerator

Goes for auto emission cuts from far behind in the race

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Four stroke LPG autos only

Will Kolkata succeed in phasing out two-stroke autos by July end?

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Cess on diesel car

Luxury diesel cars may become dearer and bulk diesel consumers may no longer get fuel at subsidized rates. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas plans to impose 25 per cent cess on big diesel cars and charge industrial consumers the market price of Rs 57 per litre, Rs 22 more than the current price. The railways and state transport undertakings will be exempted from paying the market price.

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Official delay in setting fuel economy standards smacks of state-sponsored fuel guzzling: CSE

New Delhi, August 12, 2009:
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed that the Indian government is talking in two voices when it comes to setting fuel economy standards for cars – and this is putting the country’s energy security and climate action plan at serious risk.

Fuel Adulteration Report

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has done an independent assessment of the fuel adulteration problem in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) and the National Capital Region (NCR) following a direction from the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) under the Supreme Court order dated November 22, 2001.

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Safety of CNG Buses in Delhi: Findings and Recommendations

This evaluation has very clearly identified operational difficulties and addressed fresh safety concerns. In view of the cursory attention paid to inspection and safety norms, experts have made several recommendations that include: improving the institutional framework for coordinated action, firming up inspection requirements to ensure compliance with safety regulations, and training needs for capacity building. The experts’ study argues for institutional arrangements being put in place to mitigate current safety problems — as well as those that may arise in the future.

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Frugality is not poverty: lessons in energy security

After much vacillation and prevarication, the government has finally done the inevitable—raised the price of petroleum products—by doing a little of everything. But the bottom-line is that even after the cut in customs tax, reduction in excise duty, a ‘modest’ increase in the cost of petrol, diesel and cooking gas for all and a further request to states to slash their taxes, the oil companies are still left with massive deficits in every litre or every cylinder sold. It is a job half done at a time when the burden of the task is spiralling.

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