ARAI certifies Cummins for BS-VI OBD II emission standards

As part of India's plan to fight climate change and reach net zero emissions, the auto industry will switch to BSVI OBD Phase II emissions on April 1, 2023.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 15 Feb 2023 Views icon4124 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
ARAI certifies Cummins for BS-VI OBD II emission standards

Cummins Group India, a power solutions technology provider, recently completed the Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) OBD II emissions standard compliance certification tests with the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

The certification process comprised engine testing, on-board diagnostics (OBD) demonstration, and vehicle-level emission testing using the portable emission measurement system (PEMS). Cummins completed all testing requirements for B5.6 and B6.7 successfully, it said in a statement.

As part of India's plan to fight climate change and reach net zero emissions, the auto industry will switch to BSVI OBD Phase II emissions on April 1, 2023. OBD Phase II makes the OBD threshold more stringent and introduces in-service compliance (ISC).

Ashwath Ram - Managing Director of Cummins Group in India, said, “Currently, we have over 2,20,000 Cummins BSVI OBD I engine-powered commercial vehicles plying Indian roads. "The certification for OBD II from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a significant step toward progress on our commitment to power a cleaner and greener India.”

As per Cummins, its engines with selective catalytic reduction after-treatment systems have been pioneering clean air technologies in the country since their launch in the BS-IV era in April 2017. Cummins engines and aftertreatment systems are used in over 1 million BS-VI equivalent and higher emission vehicles worldwide. The SCR technology allows engines to operate at a more optimal combustion temperature, providing better fuel efficiency with lower NOx and particulate matter generation. At the BS-VI stage, Cummins added DPF and DOC after-treatment technologies to achieve additional robustness and margins on particulate matter, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides, the company added in the statement.

Cummins manufactures aggregates such as the turbocharger, fuel system, electronic control modules, and exhaust aftertreatment in addition to engines. Recently, it launched a whole fuel-agnostic and hydrogen-powered platform in India, demonstrating its leading technologies for the Indian market.

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