Policy update

India Bharat Stage IV and V non-road emission standards

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released the final rule for non-road Bharat Stage (CEV/Trem) IV and V emission standards, including stringent emission limits on particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide. This is the first time India has adopted one set of consistent standards regulating both agricultural and construction equipment. The BS (CEV/Trem) IV and V standards are in general alignment with the European Stage IV and V standards for diesel engines used in non-road mobile machinery. India has now become the first region outside of the European Union to adopt Stage V-equivalent emission standards, moving ahead of countries such as the United States, Japan and China in its control of emissions from new diesel powered non-road equipment.