Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maruti hands over green vehicles for CWG

Indian car market leader Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said it has handed over the first lot of environment-friendly cars to the Delhi government for use during the Commonwealth Games (CWG).

The cars, which include two Hybrid SX4 cars and one electric 'Eeco' multi-utility vehicle (MUV), were handed over to Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.

"Maruti Suzuki is happy to be associated with the Commonwealth Games national initiative through these vehicles," said Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

The company will provide a total of 14 future technology vehicles as demonstration fleet for the games, including 10 Hybrid SX4 and four electrical 'Eeco Charge' vehicles.

According to the company, the development of these vehicles has been taken up as a part of the government's and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers' (SIAM) coordinated National Hybrid Propulsion Programme (NHPP) and High Energy Density Battery Development Programme.

The company recently launched five of its car models like Alto, Estilo and WagonR with factory fitted CNG engines.

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