The Indian auto industry has not sought any deferment or delay in the implementation of BS IV emission norm. In an official statement issued, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Vinod Dasari said "contrary to the misinformation being perpetuated by certain sections of the society, specially environmental activists, the auto industry is fully committed to commence manufacturing of BS IV vehicles from 1st April 2017, across the country." He further added, "The auto industry has fully complied with all technical regulations in the past and will remain fully compliant in future also." Dasari continued that the Indian auto industry has been the fastest in the world to upgrade its emission norms. While Europe took 13 years to implement the Euro IV stage, Indian industry took only 10 years to introduce BS IV emission norms, which were first introduced in 2010. Therefore, the industry has been manufacturing BS IV compliant passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles since the year 2010.