After going through badly affected sales on the account of Delhi diesel ban rule, the German auto giant, Mercedes-Benz has eventually filed an application before the Supreme Court of India by means of the lift ban over diesel cars. The automaker has added in the petition that it was also ready to pay 1% environment cess on the sale of diesel vehicles. Nothing has been confirmed yet, whether the amount will be paid by the company or imposed on its consumers.
Senior Advocate Mohan Parasaran has filed the petition in front of a bench that was headed by SC’s Chief Justice TS Thakur. The bench has marked the date of hearing on August 12. As the court has already announced its verdict over the issue, chances doesn't seem in the favour of Mercedes-Benz.
Well, the ban was imposed only for three months at first, but later it was expanded for little more time and still continuing at the same pace in the market. Initially, it was started with the ban over 2000cc displacement of engines only in Delhi NCR, further it has also came into action in Kerala and now it is on the verge to cover more or less every city in the country. In order to overcome from the decreasing sales number, earlier Mercedes-Benz has also reported to launch petrol variants for all its lineup.
Similarly, other automakers like Mahindra and Mahindra, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, etc are also making efforts to take on this sales issue. While at one side Mahindra has launched its most powerful SUVs such as Scorpio and XUV500 with a downsized engine of 1997cc, Toyota, on the other hand has made up its mind to stop their further investment here in the country. Anyway, it is too early to talk about what would be the result of this new petition as we’ll be able to know the final conclusion on the coming 12th.
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