The whitepaper on Green Vehicle Rating Methodology is prepared under Phase-II of the Green Vehicle Rating (GVR) project, supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF). GVR is the country’s only vehicle rating system based on environmental performance and functions as a consumer information tool.

The GVR uses a ‘damage cost’ methodology to estimate the costs of the negative environmental and health-related impacts of criteria pollutants and GHGs. This paper presents the approach, assumptions, and analytical process used to calculate the ratings in GVR Phase-II.

Key highlights:

  • Detailed account of steps followed in the rating methodology
  • Procedure followed for equitable comparison of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and Electric Vehicles
  • Process of various damage cost calculations associated with vehicle models