If the tag of the first 'Indian-made' car to get a perfect Global NCAP safety rating wasn't enough, the Tata Nexon has now added yet another feather to its cap.
Tata Motors has achieved a significant milestone, as the Nexon becomes the first official Indian passenger car to get listed on the globally-renowned International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) platform for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs). With this, Tata wants to reiterate its holistic commitment towards making the entire life cycle of its products sustainable. Plus, the move also complements the Indian government’s soon-to-arrive vehicle scrappage policy, as well as the Automotive Industry Standards (AIS 129).
The Nexon's listing on the IDIS means that Tata Motors will provide all the relevant recycling and dismantling information, ranging from safe draining of automotive fluids, neutralization of airbags and seat belt tensioners to the dismantling of components containing particularly hazardous substances to ensure environmentally-safe dismantling practices for the Nexon by Indian Authorised Vehicle Scrapping Facilities (AVSFs).
Sharing his thoughts on this crucial milestone, Mr Rajendra Petkar (President & CTO – Tata Motors) said, 'At Tata Motors, our commitment to following sustainable practices is absolute. Accordingly, all our products are designed from the inception stage itself with high levels of recyclability potential to minimise material waste...now, with a defined process to manage ELVs, we are laying down the path for responsible dismantling and recycling at the vehicle’s end of life stage.'
For those new to the IDIS, the International Dismantling Information System is a manufacturer-compiled central repository that is used by global manufacturers from over 40 countries across Asia & Europe.