Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the E20 Fuel compliant Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun SUVs at the ongoing India Energy Week (IEW) in Bengaluru. Both these vehicles have joined the alternative fuel based vehicle rally. The Alternative Fuel Based Vehicles rally was organized to mark the inauguration of India’s G20 Presidency flagship event – India Energy Week (IEW), organized by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG).
Volkswagen Group informed that the Kushaq and Tigun SUVs are completely Made-in-India vehicles. The company offers them under the India 2.0 project. These vehicles represent the Group’s commitment to sustainable mobility, compatible with E20 fuel.
Let us tell you, E20 fuel contains a mixture of 20% ethanol and 80% petrol. Government of India is promoting E20 fuel with the aim of reducing pollution from vehicles.
Volkswagen Group said in the statement that the company is complying with the e20 vision of the Government of India and is committed to decarbonised mobility. The company said that we will continue to focus towards sustainable mobility solutions including biofuels. The company said that India is moving towards its goal of leading the world towards a clean energy transition.
Explain that Volkswagen Group has set a target of being a carbon neutral company by 2050. The group has taken a holistic approach to decarbonisation from production to recycling. Volkswagen has converted its Aurangabad plant into a 100% ‘green’ plant by November 2022, well ahead of its 2025 target. The company also aims to reduce CO2 emissions by about 48% every year. Volkswagen Group’s Pune plant has the largest rooftop solar power plant, which meets around 30% of its annual energy needs.
The Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Tigun receive a Global NCAP 5-Star safety rating, making them the safest cars manufactured in India. The cars got the highest rating of 5 stars in both adult and child occupant protection.