Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, has successfully completed CNG BSVI certification, making it the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to be certified BSVI compliant for over 3.5T GVW CNG engines.
Having successfully completed the compliance test much ahead of the official implementation date of 1 April, 2020; this move further strengthens the Company’s position as a future ready player. The development also takes VECV’s
Green Profitability commitment a step ahead.
The certificate has been conferred by The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), a division of NATRiP implementation society (NATIS), under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. The government accredited, ICAT is one of the prime ‘Type Approval and Homologation’ agencies, also recognised by Central Pollution Control Board.
Commenting on the development, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “At VECV, it has been our consistent efforts to drive modernisation in commercial transportation and develop products which are future ready and aligned to India’s regulatory framework. We have already been producing Euro VI compliant engines for Volvo Group and used that expertise in developing a CNG BSVI solution, much ahead of the industry norms. Going forward, we are confident of introducing this as a robust and competitive solution for the end customers.”
The development has given decent exposure to both VECV and ICAT for key areas for BS VI emission optimization and testing. The successful completion of emission development and certification at this stage gives good period of time to launch a robust and best feasible solution for customers.