Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards

Last updated: 6 August 2019

In 2016, the government published Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards for motor vehicles effective in April 2020.  They address all major vehicle types and include provisions that will ensure clean fuels are available alongside the introduction of new, low-emitting vehicles. Bypassing stage V implementation will largely align Indian emission standards with Euro 6/VI regulations in place in the European Union.

Policy types
  • Regulatory instruments
  • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Sectors
  • Transport
  • Road transport
End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses
  • Road transport
Technologies
  • Road transport
  • Transport technologies