India to make energy labelling mandatory for cars

India to make energy labelling mandatory for cars
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First Published: Tue, Jun 23 2009. 11 12 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jun 23 2009. 11 12 AM IST
New Delhi: India’s power secretary said on Tuesday the government would make energy efficiency labelling mandatory for automobiles by August, a move aimed to help energy conservation.
H.S. Brahma told reporters the move is aimed at certifying the energy efficiency claims of automobile makers, and helping consumer make choices.
“This will help consumers in choosing the right quality of vehicle. Many automobile producers say their car can give an average of 18 kilometres or 20 kilometres a litre,” he said.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, 54.2% owned by Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corp and the country’s biggest car maker, has already showed interest in the process, he said adding the government would initiate dialogue with auto companies.
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First Published: Tue, Jun 23 2009. 11 12 AM IST