The ‘BS’ in BS-6 stands for Bharat Stage which is an emission standard that has been set by the government of India. The emergence of BS-6 came about for the BS-4 to phase out. Ever since April 1st 2020, the Central Government has authorized vehicle manufacturers to manufacture, sell and register BS-6 compliant automobiles. The main objective of BS-6 is to reduce the carbon footprint and create a more sustainable environment by looking after Mother Nature.
- BS-6 is considered to be more refined than BS-4. Due to its premium level of manufacturing, the right combustion takes place which results in fewer vibrations.
- It is cleaner and purer. And, compared to BS-4, BS-6 is more than 50% less polluting.
- BS-6 helps in improving the air quality by decreasing atmospheric pollution.
- It is extremely fuel-efficient since it is equipped with fuel infusion that helps in getting better throttle.
- BS-6 is extremely eco-friendly. As the air pollution levels are always high in India, this helps in the reduction of harmful pollutants.
- BS-6 grade fuel consists of 10ppm (parts per million) sulphur content whereas the BS-4 fuel used to contain 50ppm.
- With the newly introduced On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system, there is proper regulation of the engine for optimum combustion.
- With BS-6 one can monitor real-time emissions from the exhaust gasses of the vehicles.
- It also proves to be economical in the manner that it minimises the consumption of fuel.
- BS-6 engines possess enhanced motors which reduce the levels of sulphur.