On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018, Maruti Suzuki India, India’s one of the largest car makers, has introduced a series of innovations across its product lines and manufacturing processes to contain emission and bring down water use. It has saved an estimated over 8.3 lakh tonnes of CO2 emission over the past decade through the introduction of CNG, LPG and Smart Hybrid vehicles, the company said in a statement. Maruti Suzuki said its efforts have led to nearly 20 percent fuel efficiency improvement in compact cars in both petrol and diesel vehicles. “This is achieved through focused innovations such as new generation platforms, friction reduction in drivetrain and improvement in drive-line losses,” it said.
The innovative next-generation HEARTECT platform lowers the CO2 emission by 6-8 percent while offering superior performance and safety. Blockbuster models such as the Baleno, IGNIS, Swift, and Dzire, built on the platform are thus more efficient with superior performance. These models meet advanced safety norms, leading to a win-win for customers and the environment, the carmaker said.
At its manufacturing facilities, Maruti Suzuki said it has reduced water consumption per vehicle manufactured by 6 percent in 2017-18 compared to the previous year. At the same time, there is a 1 percent reduction in CO2 emission while manufacturing every vehicle over the past year. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said, “Maruti Suzuki is working systematically to reduce vehicle emissions and the impact of manufacturing on the environment.”
“The company has been introducing innovative technologies to make products environment-friendly. Our innovative vehicle platform, HEARTECT, helps us to lower CO2 emissions between 6 to 8 percent even as it enables us to offer a superior drive performance,” Ayukawa said.
Also, use of Maruti Suzuki’s Dry Wash system saved a whopping 285 million liters water in 2017-18, it said.