The government might also impose new regulations on tyre manufacturers to mix silicon with rubber.
The Indian government is thinking of making Nitrogen-filled tyres mandatory in all vehicles. In order to improve tyre quality and prevent road accidents, the Road Transport and Highway Ministry might also impose new regulations on tyre manufacturers to mix silicon with rubber.
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “We are considering making it mandatory for tyre manufacturers to mix silicon with rubber in tyres and fill them with nitrogen instead of normal air.” Read – India’s First Highway For Electric Vehicles Expected By March 2020
The Nitrogen tyre inflation isn’t a common practice in India. Though, it has several benefits over the compressed air tyres inflation. The Nitrogen-filled inflation not only reduces the tyres’ running temperature, but improves the tyres life and ride quality as well. The Nitrogen keeps tyre pressure more constant and doesn’t react with the tyre and rim materials.
The consistent tyre pressure enhances fuel economy and reduces carbon footprint of the vehicle. A single Nitrogen-filled tyre can save 3 to 6% of fuel over its lifetime. However, the Nitrogen tyre inflation is relatively an expensive practice to follow. Read – Tax Benefits Of Up To Rs 1.5 Lakh On Electric Cars
This year, the government has already enforced new safety norms that mandated dual airbags, front seat-belt reminder, rear parking sensors and high speed alert for all passenger vehicles. The pedestrian safety norms will be implemented from next year. The government is also planning to make ESC (electronic stability control) and AEB (autonomous emergency braking) mandatory from 2022.