Maruti Suzuki innovations to reduce emissions and water use

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India has introduced a series of innovations across its products and manufacturing processes that contain emission and lower water use.

The Company has saved an estimated over 8.3 lakh tonnes of COemission over the past decade through introduction of CNG, LPG and Smart Hybrid vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki has been consistently achieving improvements in fuel efficiency in the conventional petrol engine and diesel engine vehicles.

The efforts have led to nearly 20% fuel efficiency improvement in compact cars in both gasoline and diesel vehicles. This is achieved through focused innovations such as new generation platforms, friction reduction in drive train and improvement in drive-line losses.

The innovative next generation HEARTECT platform lowers the CO2emission by 6-8% while offering superior performance and safety.

Blockbuster models such as the Baleno, IGNIS, Swift and Dzire, built on the HEARTECT platform, are thus more efficient with superior performance. These models meet the advanced safety norms, leading to a win-win for customers and the environment.

At its manufacturing facilities, Maruti Suzuki has reduced water consumption per vehicle manufactured by 6% in 2017-18, compared to the previous year. At the same time, there is a 1% reduction in CO2 emission while manufacturing every vehicle over the past year.

Use of Maruti Suzuki’s Dry Wash system, saved a whopping 285 million litres water in 2017-18. Nearly, 3 million vehicles were cleaned using Dry Wash system in 2017-18. Maruti Suzuki uses the environment friendly Dry Wash system to conserve water, shorten wash time and improve final wash quality. Presently, 588 Maruti Suzuki workshops across 186 cities use the Dry Wash system.

On product designing, Maruti Suzuki has developed the full vehicle virtual validation capability, which has helped to induce efficiency in the product development processes. This leads to reduced physical testing of vehicles. Such virtual validation techniques help to reduce carbon footprint.

Maruti Suzuki has a stringent Green Procurement Policy in place where in all partners are encouraged to align with Green Procurement guidelines.