This report documents the changes that have been undertaken to the model to include India as one of the countries capable of being modelled. All of the pathways in the model are capable of being analyzed for India but as described below only a select number of pathways have been updated to include India specific data. The specific deliverables as part of this project include:

  1. Undertake a modification to NRCan's GHGenius model for lifecycle transportation related greenhouse gas emissions so that India is included as a country in the model. The model once updated to include the necessary data and background information on India will be made available in the public domain in India as well as in Canada.
  2. The GHGenius modifications for India shall include but not necessarily be limited to updates to the gasoline, diesel and natural gas pathways, for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, and shall consider nationwide and city specific regulatory requirements anticipated to come into effect over a 10-year period commencing April 1, 2005. 
  3. The GHGenius modifications for India shall include baseline gasoline and CNG light-duty vehicles, baseline diesel and CNG heavy-duty vehicles, and shall provide the ability to model the CNG light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles.

Most of the required data for the model has been found from public sources. In some cases the data is quite old and the accuracy of the model could be improved with more up to date should it become available.
Preliminary results for light and heavy-duty vehicles are summarized in this report.