Greaves Cotton reveals world’s cleanest single-cylinder diesel engine

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Dec 2019

Greaves Cotton, the market leader in fuel-agnostic powertrain solutions, today announced the completion of BS 6 certification for its single-cylinder diesel engine, claiming it to be the “cleanest single-cylinder diesel engine on the planet with significantly reduced emissions.”

These future-ready engines will power diesel-engined three-wheelers of multiple OEMs in India for last-mile transportation, with Piaggio’s Ape range being the first. The single-cylinder engine is designed to deliver superior fuel efficiency and low total cost of ownership.

The new BS 6 engine is powered with advanced fuel injection technology and after-treatment systems that ensure highly consistent pollutant reduction. This single-cylinder diesel engine is built for affordable three-wheeler application providing better torque, enhanced load carrying capabilities and significantly reduced emissions.

According to Dr Ravi Damodaran, Chief Technology Officer, Greaves Cotton, “The launch of our single-cylinder BS 6 diesel engine for three-wheeler application is a milestone not just for us but also for the automobile industry in the country. This is a significant technological achievement for us considering that there were no worldwide benchmarks to emulate and that we built this compact engine ground-up in record-time. The Greaves BS 6 single-cylinder diesel engine along with our strong aftermarket support will enable our OEM partners to contribute significantly to pollution reduction on the roads while offering greater value to their customers in India and export markets. It opens up opportunities to lead clean diesel applications worldwide. We see this technology breakthrough as yet another strategic achievement in building world-class clean-mobility solutions ranging from clean diesel to CNG and electric.” 

“In addition to launching the BS 6-compliant engine, Greaves is also currently strengthening the aftermarket network and rolling out upskilling initiatives to equip mechanics around the country with the necessary know-how to service these BS 6 engines. Our widespread Greaves retail stores across the country and 9,000 well-equipped mechanics will also provide access to OEM customers for genuine and affordable spares and service.”