Workshop — New Delhi, India

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Regulations


The Government of India is attaching a very high priority to conservation of petroleum products in view of the need to reduce an ever increasing gap between demand for and indigenous supply of crude oil and petroleum products. Following the promulgation of fuel efficiency standards for light duty vehicles the Government is now aiming to develop similar standards and regulations for the heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

An international workshop, aiming to facilitate the development of Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV) fuel efficiency regulations in India, was held on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi. The event was co-hosted by the Indian Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) and organised with the cooperation of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

The workshop featured contributions from the IEA Secretariat, international experts from Europe, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America, representatives of the ICCT, the Indian Government, Indian and European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and automotive component suppliers.

The event was supported by the IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) programme. It is aligned with the priorities identified in the G20 energy efficiency action plan and the IEA involvement in the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI). The meeting, welcomed and well attended by Indian stakeholders, also involved the participation of institutional delegates from emerging economies (Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam).

A workshop summary is available here.


Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Nilkanth S. Avhad, IAS
Director MoP&NG & Executive Director, PCRA

Inaugural Address
Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS
Addl. Secretary MoP&NG & Vice Chairman PCRA

Session 1: Energy Efficiency of Heavy-Duty Road Transport Vehicles - Global Regulatory Landscape
Session Chair: Mr. Sandeep Poundrik, Joint Secretary(R), MoP&NG

Introduction/ Background
Mr. Pierpaolo Cazzola (International Energy Agency)

Heavy-duty vehicle technology potential around the world
Dr. Ben Sharpe (The International Council on Clean Transportation)

Session 2: Overview of current policy developments
Session Chair: Dr. R.K. Malhotra

Examples of policy implemented and under development
Country presentations:
India: Dr. Ajay Mathur (Bureau of Energy Effiency, BEE)
Japan: Mr. Hisakazu Suzuki - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory (NTSEL)
European Union: Mr. Dimitris Savvidis (DG Climate Action)
Korea: Mr. Hwan Jung Jung - Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO)
United States - California: Ms. Kim Heroy - Rogalski (Air Resources Board)
Canada: Ms. Joanna Bellamy (Environment Canada)‌ - documentation shared with workshop organisers and reported on this web page for information purposes. Please note that this documentation was not discussed nor presented at the meeting.

Session 3: The Case of India
Session Chair: Mr. Nitin Gokarn, CEO National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

View of regulators – Underlying challenges and barriers
Mr. Sumant Kumar (PCRA)
Mr. Saurabh Diddi (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)

View of a technical service
Mr. K. Srinivas - The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Views of OEMs
Mr. Ravishankar (Ashok Leyland)
Mr. Manfred Schuckert (Daimler)

Views of suppliers
Dr. Anuradda Ganesh (Cummins)
Mr. Divya Kumar Tyagi (Michelin)

Session 4: Roundtable discussion on the next steps
Session Chair: Mr. Abhay Bakre
Session Co-Chair: Pierpaolo Cazzola

Vote of Thanks
Mr. Rajiv Mishra (PCRA)