Tata`s CNG cars in FY21 [Jun 05, 2019]
Tata Motors will start rolling out CNG cars in FY21, The company will reduce its dependance on Diesel cars which are feared to become costlier once the BS-VI emission norms come into force. The Government rules indicate starting April 1, 2020, all new vehicles must be fitted with BS-VI engines.
Mayank Pareek, president, (passenger vehicles), Tata Motors, told BigGaddi.com, the gameplan was to replace diesel vehicles with CNG in whichever segments the impact was felt. The company has chalked out a detailed strategy.The company will be making its own CNG kits and it is expecting to fit these in almost all models in its portfolio.
Tata Motors has not yet decided whether it will altogether drop diesel variants of its models like the Tiago, Tigor and Zest.
Other products like the compact SUV Nexon and the recently-launched SUV Harrier come with bigger powertrains and their engines will be upgraded to meet the new emission norms.
Mayank Pareek believes that while BS-VI norms will have an immediate impact on small diesel cars, the corporate average fuel efficiency (CAFE) norms will further hit demand across segments as prices will rise substantially. The CAFE norms currently require cars to 10% fuel efficient; from 2022, however, cars would need to be 30% or more fuel efficient and less polluting.
“When CAFE norms come into force the prices will go up further and by then diesel cars could be completely out of reach for consumers. ” the Automobile expert told BigGaddi.com