Greaves Cotton develops BS-VI compliant single-cylinder diesel engine for three-wheelers
Published On Dec 07, 2019
The company becomes the first 3W single-cylinder diesel engine maker in the country to secure BS-VI certification. This is a significant step to support three-wheeler makers in India
Greaves Cotton, the market leader in fuel-agnostic powertrain solutions provider announced the completion of the stringent BS-VI certification for its single-cylinder diesel engine; making it the cleanest single-cylinder diesel engine on the planet with significantly reduced emissions. Three-wheeler manufacturers like Piaggio, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motors and Atul Auto will get benefits from this development.
These future-ready engines will power diesel 3W of multiple OEMs in India for last-mile transportation, with Piaggio’s Ape range of diesel 3W being the first. This single-cylinder engine is designed to deliver superior fuel efficiency & low total cost of ownership.
The new BS-VI engine is powered with advanced fuel injection technology and after-treatment systems that ensure highly consistent pollutant reduction. This single-cylinder diesel engine is built for affordable 3-wheeler applications providing better torque, enhanced load carrying capabilities and significantly reduced emissions.
Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Ravi Damodaran, Chief Technology Officer, Greaves Cotton, said, “The launch of our single-cylinder BS-VI Diesel engine for 3W application is a milestone not just for us but also for the automobile industry in the country. This is a significant technological achievement for us considering that there were no worldwide benchmarks to emulate and that we built this compact engine ground-up in record-time. Greaves BS-VI Single Cylinder Diesel engine along with our strong aftermarket support will enable our OEM partners to contribute significantly to pollution reduction on the roads while offering greater value to their customers in India and export markets. It opens up opportunities to lead clean diesel applications worldwide. We see this technology breakthrough as yet another strategic achievement in building world-class clean-mobility solutions ranging from clean diesel to CNG and electric.”
In addition to launching the BS-VI compliant engine, Greaves is also currently strengthening the aftermarket network and rolling out upskilling initiatives to equip mechanics around the country with the necessary know-how to service these BS-VI engines. Greaves retail stores across the country and 9000 well-equipped mechanics will also provide access to OEM customers for genuine and affordable spares and service.
As per the regulatory requirement, all the vehicles in the Indian market to run only on BS-VI compliant vehicles from April 1, 2020. According to the new BS-VI new emission norms, there needs to be a drastic and compulsory technology adoption and modifications by the manufacturers of vehicles in the country in order to be at part with emissions standards followed by US and European markets.