Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, has successfully completed CNG BSVI certification. It is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to be certified BSVI compliant for over 3.5T GVW CNG engines. The certificate has been conferred by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), a division of NATRiP implementation society (NATIS), under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The ICAT is committed and equipped to lending its services for testing and development to the auto industry for all their requirements required to be ready for the upcoming regulations. The government accredited, ICAT is one of the prime ‘Type Approval and Homologation’ agencies, also recognised by Central Pollution Control Board.
“At VECV, it has been our consistent efforts to drive modernisation in commercial transportation and develop products
which are future ready and aligned to India’s regulatory framework. We have already been producing EuroVI compliant engines for Volvo Group and used that expertise in developing a CNG BSVI solution, much ahead of the industry norms. Going forward, we are confident of introducing this as a robust and competitive solution for the end customers.” said Vinod Aggarwal, MD &CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles.
The development has given decent exposure to both VECV and ICAT for key areas for BSVI emission optimisation and testing.