Maruti Suzuki Begins Solar Power Plant Construction for Carbon Neutrality
Maruti Suzuki, officially known as Maruti Suzuki India Limited, is an Indian automobile manufacturer based in New Delhi. It is a subsidiary of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation. Maruti Suzuki is one of the leading car manufacturers in India and has been dominating the Indian automotive market for several years.
Maruti Suzuki India announced on Monday that it has begun construction on two new solar power plants at the company’s facilities to strengthen its commitment to carbon neutrality.
Furthermore, The two solar power plants, namely 1.85 MWp at R&D Centre, Rohtak, and 20 MWp at Manesar will be commissioned in FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25, respectively, the auto major said in a statement.
Furthermore, Maruti Suzuki India will launch the Maruti Suzuki Jimny in India on June 7th, 2023 as the brand’s off-roader content against the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha in the Indian market.
With this, the company’s total solar power capacity across all facilities will reach 48.15 MWp, it added.
MSI said it is also increasing the share of green power sourced from the Haryana State Electricity Board for its consumption.
“We have been increasing the share of power generated through renewable sources of energy since the start of our first solar power plant in 2014,” Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director & CEO Hisashi Takeuchi noted.
He added that the announcement of new solar power projects in Manesar and Rohtak accelerates the company’s efforts in this direction.
More than 30 percent of the company’s power requirement is expected to be met through renewable energy By 2024-25, Takeuchi said.
Maruti Suzuki has also inaugurated its 4,500th service center in India while inaugurating 310 service points in FY 22-232.