The Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on June 28, 2021 has issued the Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the n Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. The following amendment in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 are as under: In Rule 115 which specifies Emission of smoke, vapour, etc. from motor vehicles, In “Notes” given the following changes has been made: - In Rule 18 (i) (22) which specifies “For the bi-Fuel vehicles, the Reference Gasoline fuel shall be as per E-10 or E12 or E15 as declared by the manufacturer during approval”, has been inserted. In Rule 19 (i) (16) which specifies “For the bi-Fuel vehicles, the Reference Gasoline fuel shall be as per E-5 or E12 or E15 as declared by the manufacturer during approval”, has been inserted. In Rule 20 (15) & (16) has been substituted. In Rule 22 (15) & (16) which specifies “ The compatibility of vehicle to level of ethanol blend of E12or E15 or E20 or E85 or E100 shall be defined by the vehicle manufacturer and the same shall be displayed on vehicle by putting a clearly visible sticker” & “ For the bi-Fuel vehicles, the Reference Gasoline fuel shall be as per E-10 or E12 or E15 as declared by the manufacturer during approval” respectively, has been inserted. In Rule 115-L which specifies “Mass emission standard for E-12 (12 % Ethanol-Gasoline Blend) and E-15 (15 % Ethanol-Gasoline Blend) vehicles”, has been inserted: The newly manufactured gasoline vehicles fitted with spark ignition engine compatible to run on ethanol gasoline blends of E-12 and E-15 shall be type approved as per prevailing gasoline emission norms. The compatibility of vehicle to level of ethanol blend of E-12 and E-15 shall be defined by the vehicle manufacturer and the same shall be displayed on vehicle by putting a clearly visible sticker. Test requirements for Type Approval test shall be as per Table I which specifies Test requirements for CMVR compliance for four wheeled vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight less than or equal to 3,500 kg.

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