Pune, February 16, 2023: Cummins Group in India, a leading power solutions technology provider recently completed the Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) OBD II emissions standard compliance certification tests with the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
On this accomplishment, Cummins India Leadership received the certificates for BSVI OBDII certification at an ARAI event organized in Pune. Dr. Reji Methai, ARAI Director, presented the certificates to Pradheepram Ottikutti, Chief Technology Officer, Cummins Group in India, in the presence of senior officials from ARAI and Cummins. The certification process comprised Engine testing, On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) demonstration, and vehicle-level emission testing using the Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS). Cummins completed all testing requirements for B5.6 and B6.7 successfully.
As a part of India’s net zero ambitions to combat climate change, the automotive segment in India will be moving to BSVI OBD Phase II emissions from April 1, 2023. OBD Phase II makes On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) threshold stringent and introduces In-Service Compliance (ISC).
Speaking on this occasion, Ashwath Ram – Managing Director of Cummins Group in India, said, “We support India’s objective to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070. Cummins envisions a Zero carbon world through its “Destination Zero” promise to be a “Zero Carbon” company by 2050. With a promising combination of our strong, global technological expertise and our deep understanding of the Indian market owing to our 60+ years legacy, we are well positioned to contribute to our nation’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint. Currently, we have over 2,20,000 Cummins BSVI OBD I engine-powered commercial vehicles plying on Indian roads. The certification for OBD II from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a significant step to progress on our commitment to power a cleaner and greener India.”
Cummins’ engines with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) after-treatment systems have been pioneering clean air technologies in the country since their launch in the BS-IV era in April 2017. Globally more than 1 million BS-VI equivalent and higher emission vehicles are running with Cummins engines and after-treatment systems. All the major commercial vehicle OEMs across the world have selected SCR technology to meet new and upcoming BS-VI emission standards. Cummins SCR technology allows engines to operate at a more optimal combustion temperature providing better fuel efficiency with lower NOx and particulate matter generation. At the BS-VI stage, Cummins added DPF and DOC after-treatment technologies to achieve additional robustness and margins on particulate matter, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides.
Cummins is a global technology leader in diesel engines and emission solutions. Cummins has global experience in various emission regimes across the US, Europe, and other geographies. Along with engines, Cummins also makes aggregates like the Turbocharger, Fuel system, electronic control modules, and exhaust after treatment, which gives it a unique positioning and capability in integrating technologies for stringent emissions. Recently Cummins group launched a whole fuel-agnostic and hydrogen-powered platform in India, demonstrating its leading technologies for the Indian market.