At the Diesel for Future: Economy & Environment conference organized by SIAM delegates from the auto industry were unanimous with their decision of recognizing diesel as a viable resource for lowered carbon footprint and energy security. The conference was graced by Mr. Praful Patel who as the chief guest and Mr. Jitin Prasada who was the guest of honour.
Mr.Praful Patel said that the perception of treating/seeing diesel as a dirty fuel needs to be removed from minds of individuals as its been seen that diesel vehicles has a higher fuel economy when compared with petrol vehicles. In order to balance fuel prices its necessary to implement diesel technology within the auto industry. Mr. Lowell Paddock, President & Managing Director, General Motors was of the opinion that diesel vehicles boast of 25% improved fuel efficiency and vehicles running on diesel as fun to drive.
Diesel technology has been incorporated within the car industry recently with Honda unveiling its City Amaze model. Apart from Honda brands like Maruti, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Toyota, Tata, Hyundai, Nissan, Skoda and Ford have launched diesel powered vehicles in India.