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BSVI phase 2: Diesel car cost likely to rise by nearly Rs 80,000

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Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
Buying a car, particularly a diesel-powered one, is set to pinch the customers’ pockets even more from the next financial year, as the second phase of Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) emission norms kicks in.

The rules require cars to be compliant with real driving emission (RDE) norms, which measure pollutants emitted by cars while they are being driven on the road, unlike in a laboratory test.

The norms may increase the cost of producing diesel vehicles by nearly Rs 75,000 to Rs 80,000, and petrol-powered ones by Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000, analysts said.

This is because carmakers will have

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 11:18 PM IST

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