Jaguar Reacts To Diesel Ban, Says Air in Delhi Far Dirtier Than Cars Emit

Modified On Mar 15, 2016 02:47 PM By Nabeel

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Jaguar Land Rover seems to be highly disappointed with the decision taken by the Supreme Court of India to ban cars in the National Capital, with engine capacity of 2,000cc or more. In a statement, the company said that the air which Jaguar diesel cars intake in Delhi is far dirtier" juxtaposed to what they emit. Jaguar’s XJ sedan only comes with a 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged diesel. The XF sedan comes with one petrol and two diesel option, in which the diesel engines have larger capacity than that of 2 litres. Thus the newly launched XE sedan has been smartly given two petrol options. Jaguar is also mulling whether to provide petrol variants for its various other models. 

Ralph Speth, CEO of JLR, showcasing the company's disappointment told PTI, "If you ban these kind of vehicles, I don't understand. Sorry it is over my horizon." He also said, "The latest EU VI regulation schemes have got technical features, which (can) clean the air in Delhi. These kind of vehicles drive like a hoover... The air they suck in is far dirtier than the air which comes out of it." 

He further said that to reduce pollution, other strict measures have to be taken - which includes banning of old cars and gaining control over industrial sources of pollution. He said, "not just come up with a single solution, exactly with wrong advice and wrong technology". He added, "I am an engineer. It (the order) has nothing to with market and nothing to do with anything. What triggered such a decision from a technology point of view? From a technological point of view this kind of decision is unreasonable." 

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