Cold air heating Earth: Honeywell and Chemours patents are hindering India’s transition to climate-friendly refrigerants
The recent COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver can set a precedent for strategies to tackle climate change, and setting aside patents on R1234yf refrigerant in India is one way for companies to match their sustainability goals with real action.
There are many opportunities for fuel consumption reduction from India’s two-wheelers, and hybrids are an incremental technology pathway during the expected transition to electric.
Indian policymakers can take note of how Europe’s recent success with electric vehicle sales was related to its passenger car CO2 emission targets.
Inertia of outdated regulation: How manufacturers can take advantage of India’s fuel economy test procedure
India’s inertia-class based test procedure can allow manufacturers to get more fuel economy benefit on the test than is achieved in real-world driving.
Maruti Suzuki’s Dzire offers a case study in meeting India’s fiscal year 2022–23 fuel consumption targets with incremental technologies in mass-selling, low-priced vehicles.
Atmanirbhar Bharat and COVID-19: Fuel consumption standards aren’t a problem, they’re part of the solution
Relaxing upcoming fuel consumption standards would make it more difficult for India to meet climate and energy independence goals.