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Renault to stop making diesel car in India as it readies for BS VI

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

With the country moving to BS VI fuel emission standards, French automobile maker Renault has decided to stop manufacturing diesel cars by the end of this year. The company said it does not make sense for it to sell diesel vehicles in the personal segment. It plans to launch...

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State RTC asked to drop move to induct eco friendly buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The Judicial Preview Commission of the Andhra Pradesh government has asked the State Road Transport Corporation to drop the move to induct eco-friendly electric buses into its fleet and suggested purchase of new diesel buses to replace the aged vehicles. It also said there...

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Diesel-run auto-rickshaws to go off Patna roads from March 31, 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Thousands of auto-rickshaws running on diesel will go off the roads of Patna from the midnight of March 31, 2021, the Bihar government announced on November 6, 2019. Instead, the owners of the auto-rickshaws will be encouraged to switch over to CNG or battery-operated systems...

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'Majority of air pollution deaths in India linked to diesel vehicle emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2019

As much as two thirds of deaths from air pollution in India can be attributed to exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, which were responsible for nearly 385,000 deaths in 2015, a study has...

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Delhi air pollution: NGT directs AAP govt to seize 10-year old diesel taxis

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 16, 2017
The National Green Tribunal has voiced concern over 10-year-old diesel taxis operating in the national capital and directed the AAP government to seize them without any delay as they cause air...
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End of road for 10-yr-old diesel cars in Delhi-NCR; NGT refuses to lift ban

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 15, 2017

A decade old diesel vehicles will now have to go off the roads with the National Green Tribunal today declining to lift its ban on them in Delhi-NCR, noting that emissions from diesel vehicles...

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Centre argues against diesel car order again

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 27, 2017

The Centre once again argued against phasing out more than 10-year-old diesel vehicles in National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday. NGT then asked the government to suggest a solution....

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Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 5, 2016

Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel vehicles from their centres within the next decade, as a means of tackling air pollution, with campaigners urging other city leaders to...

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36% diesel vehicles exceed national limit for emissions in Bengaluru

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2016

Smoke-spewing vehicles are largely to blame for the toxic air we breathe. A study has found that 36.3% of the diesel vehicles in the city and 12.6% run on petrol exceed the national limit for...

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SC Lifts Ban On Big Diesel Cars, Slaps 1% Green Cess

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 15, 2016

In a major relief to the automobile industry, the Supreme Court on Friday lifted the restriction on registration of diesel cars and SUVs having engine capacity of 2000cc and above in Delhi and...

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