Maruti Suzuki gets into 'Green Mode' with initiatives for sustainable manufacturing

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Maruti Suzuki exhibits strong efforts for World Environment Day: strengthens green manufacturing, moves towards Mission Green Million

Maruti gives green light to 5 MW Solar Plant in Gurugram

The country’s largest carmaker has commissioned a 5-megawatt solar plant at its Gurugram manufacturing facility.

  • The company plans to cater to the internal energy requirements of the manufacturing unit with the installation of the solar plant for increased efficiency in operations.

  • The power plant will also work as a roof for the newly constructed car parking area.

  • While generating clean energy, it will provide safety to the newly manufactured cars parked underneath, from harsh climatic conditions.

Suzuki has invested more than Rs. 200 million in the carport style photovoltaic solar power plant. The solar power project will offset 5,390 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, for the next 25 years, said Maruti Suzuki in a release. Additionally, it will give an output of 7,010 MWH of power annually. The company’s first solar power plant of 1 MW was set up at the Manesar facility in 2014, which was further upgraded to 1.3 MW in 2018. With the latest project, Maruti Suzuki’s total solar power capacity increased to 6.3 MW.

Talking about Company’s green initiatives, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “We are committed for enhancing sustainable manufacturing and to achieve self-sufficiency in many of our functions. The new solar power plant will complement our efforts to adopt environment-friendly technologies and lower the carbon footprint. We are consistently exploring new ways to harness the abundantly available clean resources and implement them in our business operations.”

Maruti sells most number of factory-fitted CNG cars ever in a year

Maruti sold over 1 lakh factory-fitted eco-friendly CNG-powered cars in FY 2019-20 across India, which was the highest ever recorded for one fiscal year. With the launch of CNG in 2010 and Smart Hybrid in 2015, the company has cumulatively sold over One Million Green Vehicles in India.

  • With green mobility in focus, the company introduced technologically advanced, eco-friendly and safe solutions which the customers accepted, showing a 15.5% CAGR increase in its CNG sales in the past five years.

  • With the vision to democratize green mobility, aligned with Governments efforts towards a greener India, Suzuki announced ‘Mission Green Million’ at the 2020 Auto Expo.

  • Under Mission Green Million, the company aims to sell the next set of million green vehicles at a much faster pace, based on the company’s S-CNG technology.

  • Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG technology is equipped with Dual Interdependent ECU with Intelligent Injection System that ensures better and consistent performance along with high fuel efficiency across all terrains.

Maruti Suzuki offers its customers the widest range of factory-fitted CNG-powered cars in India, with the models Alto, WagonR, Eeco, Tour S, Ertiga and Super Carry. Factory-fitted CNG vehicles are safer and come with company’s warranty benefits. The company proactively introduced its first BS6 compliant petrol car in April 2019, one year in-advance from the mandatory timeline. Today, it leads in clean mobility vehicles with the entire portfolio being BS6 compliant. Also, till date the company has sold over 7.90 lakhs BS6 compliant cars reducing up to 25% Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions.