A typical car wash uses up to 120 litres of water. Maruti currently has 3,086 workshops across 1,478 cities, serving 7 million customers. If you do the math, it will put into perspective the amount of water that is going to waste. Maruti uses dry-wash bio-degradable chemicals at 488 service stations and a mechanized wash in 414 outlets. This helps save 40 litres of water per car. In total, Maruti saves up to 500 crore litres of water per annum.
Apart from this, Maruti has promoted the use of factory-fitted CNG car models. They claim that with the addition of more gas stations and development of a better product with good resale value and efficiency, it will be easy to convince customers to start purchasing CNG fitted cars.
Maruti also has a one gram per component scheme, which has resulted in the number of models in Maruti’s portfolio losing weight. The weight loss also results in better fuel efficiency. The Alto K10 lost 10 kg and the Swift lost 40 kg as a result of this scheme with incremental fuel efficiency of 3.15 kmpl and 1.84 kmpl respectively.
This is definitely a step in the right direction.