Ashok Leyland is an Indian automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Chennai. It was founded in 1948 by Raghunandan Saran.
It is the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturing company in India and fourth in the world in the manufacture of buses.
And among the top 16 companies in the world in the manufacture of trucks.
Ashok Leyland First To Achieve BS-VI Certification
Ashok Leyland has become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve BS-VI certification for heavy-duty trucks.
Initially, these trucks will be sold in areas like NCR-Rajasthan, where BS-VI fuel is available.
BS-VI standards will come into force from 1 April 2020. Ashok Leyland is a Hinduja Group company.
Difference between BS-IV and BS-VI?
The main difference between BS-IV and BS-VI is the amount of sulfur.
BS-IV fuels contain 50 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur, while BS-VI fuels contain only 10 ppm of sulfur.
BS-VI will reduce the amount of particulate matter in diesel char by 80%.
BS-VI will reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide by 70% in diesel cars and 25% in petrol cars.
Bharat Stage Emission Standards
It is an emission standard set by the Government of India, it is based on the European Regulations.
Its purpose is to control the pollution emitted by vehicles. The standard and time frame of the Bharat Stage is fixed by the Central Pollution Control Board.
These standards were first introduced in the country in the year 2000. New vehicles in the country are manufactured on the basis of these standards.
In October 2010 Bharat Stage III standards were implemented all over the country, from April 2017 BS-IV was implemented across the country.
In 2016, the government had announced that BS-V will not be applicable in the country, instead, BS-VI will be implemented.
The Government of India plans to implement the BS-VI standard from 2020.