GM India opens biogas facility, Chevrolet July sales declines

General Motors India in improving its environmental performance has commissioned a new biogas facility at its Halol manufacturing plant, Gujarat.

Chevrolet Manchester United IndiaBiogas generation results from biodegradable waste of food, fruits and vegetable through anaerobic fermentation process here and will be used to cook at the plant canteen as a cost-effective solution.

Philip Kienle, Vice President – Manufacturing GMIO & GM China inaugurated the Biogas Plant at the end of July 2014 when visiting the Halol manufacturing facility. Norman Strachan, Quality Director of GM China and Dianne L Smith – Finance Director GMIO Manufacturing were in attendance too.

Through July 2014, General Motors India sold 4,726 vehicles. When compared to 6,503 units sold in July 2013, it equates to 27% sales decline. Of Chevrolet vehicles sold in India last month, 1,563 units were of Beat hatchback, 1,222 units of Tavera and 812 units of Chevrolet Enjoy.

P. Balendran, Vice President, General Motors India said market buoyancy was amiss owing to high interest rates and fuel prices. Monsoon failings has affected small car sales in rural areas and tier II cities. Economic slowdown is expected to triumph till festival season as general economic conditions are not improved.