New Delhi: The proposal of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to set up fuel efficiency standards for rating the car models as a means to measure their mileage has invited mixed reactions from the industry.

The premium research organisations Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Tuesday opposed the decision of BEE of excluding premium luxury cars from minimum obligation for fuel efficiency standardization.

The organisations also advocated the inclusion of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in new standardization system.

BEE has asked for suggestions for its proposal of bringing the car models under the star rating system with an aim to help customers to select the car model in a better way.

Subsequently, TERI and CSE have expressed their disagreement over not setting up minimum criteria for fuel efficiency of car models in one star rating category.

The organisations have also suggested including provisions of renewal in every three years in the proposal.

Terming the Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) bewildering, CSE suggested BEE to set up clear fuel efficiency goals and time line in front of the car manufacturing companies.

Meanwhile, the association of vehicle manufacturers, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), has welcomed the proposals of BEE. It has advised that the campaigns in direction of improving fuel efficiency in the vehicles that are manufactured in the country must be run keeping the experiences of international market into consideration.

JPN/Bureau