Amid growing fuel prices, consumer preferences have switched to CNG-powered vehicles. Maruti is looking to produce more than half a million CNG-powered vehicles in FY 2022-23.
Maruti Suzuki is aiming to produce more than half a million CNG-powered vehicles in the up and coming financial year. This aim is driven by the growing preference of consumers for CNG vehicles, which in turn is triggered by the rising fuel prices and the vision to strengthen green mobility in India.
Maruti Company is the largest producer of passenger cars in India. It is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan.
In its recent press release, Maruti Suzuki said that it has clocked sales of 1 million S-CNG vehicles cumulatively.
“Today, there are already over 3,700 CNG stations making CNG more accessible to people. With Government’s target to reach 10,000 CNG stations across the country in the next few years, we expect the demand for CNG vehicles to remain robust. As a technology, CNG will play a bigger and significant role in reducing carbon emission of a large volume of passenger vehicles.”, said Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
“Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to popularize the adoption of S-CNG vehicles are aligned with the Government of India’s objective of reduction in oil imports by enhancing the share of natural gas in the energy basket of the country from 6.2% presently to 15% by 2030”, the press release said.
While launching “S-CNG powered Dzire” on March 8, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “As the world pivots towards a greener future, Maruti Suzuki has continually worked on expanding its growing portfolio of green vehicles. With transformative technology like the S-CNG, more and more customers are actively looking to switch to S-CNG vehicles to fulfill their mobility requirements. Today, we have the largest portfolio of 9 green S-CNG vehicles.”
Maruti, having 25 million customers and 3500 exclusive showrooms in 2022, was incorporated in 1981 as Maruti Suzuki India Limited, and the iconic Maruti 800 was launched in 1983.