Maruti Suzuki green initiative reduces water usage by 500 crore liters

A total of 488 Maruti Suzuki service stations across India have adopted use of dry wash bio-degradable chemicals while 414 service stations use a mechanized system of car washing. This helps save around 60 liters of water per car. This is an effective method of car washing considering a regular car cleaning exercise utilizes as much as 120 liters of water per wash.

Maruti Suzuki, with a total of 3,086 workshops in 1,478 cities across the country, offering service facilities to 17 million customers has managed to reduce water usage to the tune of around 500 crore liters per annum.

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The company also wishes to minimize all environmental impacts of company products. Maruti Suzuki green initiative has also been actively promoting factory fitted CNG car models. The company also encourages buyers to use CNG option even though they have to go through turmoil of contending with serpentine queues at service stations for refills.

Despite such hardships as on date, the company is hopeful that with more CNG stations, better products, higher resale value and more efficiency, CNG vehicles will become a popular choice of more buyers in the future.

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Apart from that, Maruti is also making their cars powered by diesel and petrol more fuel efficient than ever before. Maruti Suzuki’s Employment Suggestion Scheme sees most suggestions falling into product weight reduction category of which some have been implemented.

For eg, in the case of the Alto K10 and Swift which saw weight reduction to the tune of 10 kgs and 40 kgs respectively, fuel efficiency was noted to have increased by 3.15 kmpl and 1.84 kmpl. All such activities help Maruti Suzuki reduce their carbon footprint and promote their green initiative.

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via ET Auto