BS VI Explained

BS VI or Bharat Stage VI is the latest emission legislations implemented by Indian Government that came into effect from April 1, 2020.

With this implementation, the Indian Government has regulated the amount of pollutants coming out of the exhaust of vehicles. These harmful pollutants are predominantly particulate matter (soot particles) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) which need to be reduced and controlled.

BS VI norms must be complied by any new on-road vehicle built and registered from April 1, 2020.

It is applicable for cars, trucks, buses, three-wheelers and two-wheelers (motorcycles, scooters and mopeds). This emission norm does not apply to off-highway equipment and vehicles such as tractors, back-hoe loaders, excavators, etc.

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.