Tata Motors has announced BS6 Type Approval certificate for its 3.8-litre naturally aspirated SGI CNG engine for commercial vehicles from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). The Indian automaker will be the first OEM in India to achieve BS6 certification for a naturally aspirated CNG engine for commercial vehicles.
The BS6 certificate approves meeting the tailpipe mass emissions along with compliance to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) norms as mandated by government regulation.
Mr. Rajendra Petkar, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tata Motors said, “This BS6 engine certification milestone has been achieved with intense design and development focus, by leveraging in-house capabilities and those of our technology partners. We have worked hard to build a leadership position in the market by providing our customers with economical, best-in-class natural gas vehicle products in the commercial vehicle market and this development of BS6 solution will further re-inforce our market offering.”
The 3.8-litre NA SGI CNG engine produces a maximum power output of 85 PS at 2500 RPM with a peak torque of 285 Nm at 2500 RPM. It will power 4T to 9T GVW buses and trucks such as 407, 709 and 909 (existing BS4 versions). Truck applications include water tankers too.