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Old 3rd October 2015, 12:46   #16
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Default Re: Smaller diesel cars will cost more in the future!

I have seen that people in India buy diesel car just because everyone is buying a diesel car (Go with the flow ). I have seen people buying diesel cars even if their running is less than 5000 KM per year. In such cases diesel cars become useless since the extra cost involved in buying a diesel car will not be recovered even after 7 years of ownership. So if diesel cars will become costly than also it will effect less than 20% of the people who really need a diesel car (People having a running of more than 20000 KM per year).
Now the difference in the prices of diesel and petrol has decreased so we can see that the trend of buying a diesel car is decreasing and the market share of diesel and petrol cars is 50/50 in case of hatchbacks and sedans.
As far as emission norms are considered the BS V and VI should be implemented as soon as possible (BS V by 2019 and BS VI by 2023) since the quality of air has become quite bad and we are the only one to be affected by it. So its better to spend some more money in buying a better car than to spend it in medical bills and lead an unhealthy life.
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Though the price of diesel cars go up, it will be cleaner and will still remain extremely fuel efficient compared to similar capacity petrols. So the initial premium given over the petrol counterpart is justifyable each time you go to fill up in a fuel station.
Just giving a calculation. Lets compare a 1.5l engine of my amaze and the petrol amaze. On an average with A/c put on the fuel economy is 22kmpl and the petrol amaze gets hardly 13 to 14 with A/c put on (as per owner). So when you run for 1000 km the diesel cost is Rs.2181 @Rs.48 per liter and for petrol it would have cost Rs5000 @Rs65 per liter.
So as an inference I would have to shell out an extra ~2800Rs for every 1000km I run. And for the 26k km the amaze had completed in 2yrs time I have saved over Rs 72000 in diesel cost. With such an offset i am better off in a diesel even though the initial cost is high. And also considering that its more powerful and fun to drive.
Hence even though the diesel car cost goes up it will still be bought by people who use the car quite often.

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BS-V emission norms for vehicles across India from 2019 and BS VI from 2023.

It has also been decided that BS-V fuel quality and emission norms will be implemented in the entire country from 2019 and BS-VI emission norms for four-wheelers shall be implemented from 2023
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A day after, they come up with this:

India plans to shift to Euro-VI emission compliant petrol and diesel by 2020 to cut carbon pollution, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.
But now instead of stepwise upgradation from BS-IV to BS-V and then from BS-V to BS-VI, the government is planning to switch over directly from BS-IV to BS-VI auto fuels by April 1, 2020.
So, where do we stand now?


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