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    New cars pollute more than old ones: Study
    As Reported in Times of India, 2 Jun 2008, 0000 hrs IST,TNN



    In a complete reversal of international trends, new cars in India are
    spewing more greenhouse gasses than older models, pushing up
    emissions in Delhi alone by 72% in five years (2002-07), the Centre
    for Science and Environment said on Monday, releasing its analysis of
    emissions data accessed from the Automotive Research Association of
    India.

    Emissions from two-wheelers in the same period, in comparison, have
    gone up by 61%, the analysis said.

    For the consumer, this might be a pointer to deteriorating fuel
    efficiency of new cars as well emissions of carbon-dioxide are
    closely linked to the fuel efficiency of vehicles.

    The ARAI had clubbed data of vehicles of different periods that CSE
    accessed. The cars and two-wheelers had been classified into groups
    ranging from 1991-96, 1996-2000, post 2000 and post 2005.

    The post 2000 petrol cars, with engine size more than 1,400 cc, emit
    143 gm/km of CO2. In comparison, post 2005 models of same engine size
    emit 173 gm/km, CSE said.

    Extrapolating the emission statistics for fuel efficiency, CSE said
    the figures implied that fuel economy had dropped in these cars from
    16 km/litre to 13 km/litre.

    But Anumita Roychowdhury, of CSE's Right to Clean Air Campaign,
    said, "This data is extrapolation... The ministry of surface
    transport has refused to share actual data."

    Auto manufacturers share fuel economy data for car models at the time
    of certification of new vehicles with the government.

    "But the ministry withheld this information under the Right to
    Information Act, calling it of commercial importance and third party
    information. This data is routinely published in other countries to
    help consumers select fuel efficient vehicles and help governments
    set up fuel economy standards," she added.

    "At a time when we are talking of an oil crisis, it is callous for
    the government and industry to not even share data on fuel efficiency
    with the public," said Roychowdhury.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sagginyou View Post
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