Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, today said it has received BS-VI certification for a heavy duty CNG engine from International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
The successful completion of the compliance test much ahead of the official implementation date of April 1, 2020 further strengthens the company's position as a future ready player, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) said in a statement.
The development also takes VECV's green profitability commitment a step ahead, it added.
Commenting on the development, VECV MD & CEO Vinod Aggarwal said, "We have already been producing Euro-VI compliant engines for Volvo Group and used that expertise in developing a CNG BS-VI solution, much ahead of the industry norms."
The BS-VI certification is for Eicher's E483, 4-cylinder, 3.3 litre CNG engine and the same has been introduced in the above 3.5 ton vehicle category in Eicher Pro 1049 CNG variant, the company said.
Aggarwal further said, "Going forward, we are confident of introducing this as a robust and competitive solution for the end customers."
ICAT, one of the government approved agencies for prime type approval and homologation, said activity for the BS-VI development and certification has given it and VECV much exposure on certain key areas to be kept in view while undertaking steps to meet the strict emission norm.
"Having successfully completed the compliance test of a product much ahead of the implementation date of April 1, 2020, this gives sufficient time for product stabilisation in terms of further working on making it more robust and cost competitive for the end consumers," ICAT said.
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