India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki will continue its work on lowering vehicle emissions, it has announced on the eve of World Environment Day.
The company has successfully brought down the weighted average of CO2 emissions by 11.6% in the past five years. This has been made possible through fuel efficiency improvements, reduction of exhaust emissions and development of alternate fuel products.
Maruti has focused extensively on improving fuel efficiency, hence reducing the amount of petrol/diesel used. In fact, with every new model of their cars, they’ve bumped up the fuel efficiency levels.
Further, Maruti - which is the first company to introduce factory-fitted CNG cars in India - will continue to promote alternative fuel. It currently offers six dual fuel (CNG+Petrol) models namely Alto, Alto K-10, Celerio, Wagon R, Eeco and Ertiga.
Outlining Maruti’s green initiatives and technologies, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, said, “Maruti Suzuki has always been known for class leading fuel efficiency. In the last few years, the Company has worked systematically towards reducing vehicle emissions and achieved new benchmarks.”
“The recent new models, product upgrades and even minor changes have been substantially more fuel efficient than the outgoing ones. With Auto Gear Shift technology the Company is able to offer the convenience of an automatic without the need to emit more.”
Going forward, Maruti will work on the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP). It has already demonstrated the Battery Electric Vehicle(BEP) version of their best seller hatchback - the Swift.