BS VI Implications on Vehicle and Lubricant Technology

Complying with BS VI emission norms has been achieved by a collaborative effort of changes in fuel quality level and changes in vehicle hardware.

  • Fuel: Sulphur in fuel has been reduced from 50 ppm to 10 ppm level and this new fuel is now available in all fuel stations across India
  • Vehicle hardware: Depending on type of vehicle (truck, car or motorcycle) and the type of fuel the vehicle is run on (diesel, petrol or CNG), vehicle manufacturers have adopted different strategies to achieve BS VI emission norms.
  • Lubricant: Since all the changes in vehicle hardware mentioned above are related to engine, the impact of BS VI emission norms is on engine oils only. Driveline lubricants such as transmission oils and axle oils are not impacted by BS VI.

Impact of Euro 5 and BS VI on Motorcycle Oil

August 24, 2021

In 2020, Europe and India implemented the world's most stringent emission norms for motorcycles, leading to a series of changes in motorcycle hardware.

Dedicated Motorcycle Additives v. Passenger Car-based Additives

August 24, 2021

An additive developed for passenger car engine oil is formulated using chemical components which are aligned with the need of the car engine, and are not suitable for motorcycles

Why Do Motorcycles Need Dedicated Additive Chemistry?

August 10, 2021

Motorcycles are quite unique—the engine, transmission and the clutch all work together and are lubricated by the same oil, though the needs of each of them could be different and often competing.

One Year of BS VI: Look Back and Look Forward

May 05, 2021

Since the implementation of BS VI, collaboration channels between lubricant businesses, auto makers and other ecosystem partners have shifted.

Growing Value of Dedicated MTFs In India

April 19, 2021

The continued demand for manual transmission vehicles across India brings opportunities for all stakeholders.

Changing Dynamics in the Indian Passenger Vehicle Market

November 11, 2020

Rapid changes are happening in the Indian passenger vehicle market.