In this video, Mark Wilkes, Business Manager Motorcycles, discusses the introduction of Euro 5 and Bharat Stage (BS) VI Mobile sources - Pollutant exhaust gases created by the combustion of fuel. Water and CO2 are not included in this category, but CO, NOx, and hydrocarbons are and are thus subject to legislative control. All three are emitted by gasoline engines, while diesel engines also emit particulates that are regulated. Stationary sources - The release of sulfur oxides and particulates from power stations that can be influenced by fuel composition. Local authorities control the sulfur content of heavy fuel oils used in such applications. legislation, the challenges faced by the motorcycle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) globally for their hardware to meet these new emission norms and the market need for different lubricant formulating strategies to provide improved engine durability and fuel economy performance.
In our next video on this topic, Mark explains why Euro 5 and BS VI emission norms will require specialized motorcycle lubricants that provide enhanced catalyst compatibility and hardware protection without compromising lubricant performance.
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