Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, has successfully completed CNG BSVI certification for over 3.5T GVW CNG engines. It is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to have such BSVI-compliant engine certified by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
Having successfully completed the compliance test much ahead of the official implementation date of April 1, 2020 the company has further strengthened its position as a future- ready player. The development also takes VECV’s Green Profitability commitment a step ahead.
ICAT is 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 that “at VECV, it has been our consistent effort to drive modernisation in commercial transportation and develop products which are future-ready and aligned to India’s regulatory framework. We have been producing EuroVI-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 good exposure to both VECV and ICAT for key areas for BSVI emission optimization and testing. The successful completion of emission development and certification at this stage gives enough time to launch a robust and best feasible solution for customers.
Eicher Trucks and Buses (ETB) has the lineage of three decades of operations in India. Adopting the most professional and holistic approach to modernize the Indian trucking industry, its brand philosophy, “Go Pro”, promises to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, higher loading capacity, superior uptime and overall vehicle life time profitability. ETB is present in the LMD range with a strong presence in the 4.9T-16T truck segment and an ever-increasing market share in 16T-49T heavy duty trucks segment. Eicher Pro Series buses also have a strong presence in the Light and Medium segment along with a leadership in the school bus segment.
VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation since July 2008, the company includes the complete range of Eicher branded trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher’s components businesses as well as the sales and distribution business of Volvo trucks within India. VECV’s vision is to be recognized as the industry leader driving modernization in commercial transportation in India and the developing world.