Maruti Suzuki India Limited saw a spike in their sale for their S-CNG vehicles from Fall 2020 to 2021. The company announced that they have sold over 1.57 lakh units of S-CNG models in Fall year 2020 to 2021.
Currently, the company sells seven models under its chain of S-CNG line-up. Those are the Alto, Celerio, Wagon-R, S-Presso, Eeco, Ertiga, and Tour S. The company recorded 70,000 units sold between the FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18. Over the time, it recorded a jump of over one lakh units, which is the carmaker’s highest ever record for its S-CNG segment.
Executive Director (Marketing & Sales) of the Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Shashank Srivastava, said, “We see CNG as a technology that has set a new benchmark in green fuel mobility. Maruti Suzuki offers its customers the widest options of factory-fitted CNG-powered cars. At the same time, CNG is becoming one of the most preferred alternative fuels due to its economic cost of running (as compared with the high prices of petrol and diesel) and improved CNG filling infrastructure. With the Government’s clear focus on expansion of CNG outlets in the country, we are confident of greater acceptance of factory-fitted CNG vehicles, even in challenging times.”
Maruti Suzuki said that their S-CNG range of models are currently based on the vision of Indian Government, to reduce the import of fuel from other countries. There are around 700 new CNG stations that have been added in Fall 2020-2021 alone, and the government is working to bring more CNG stations by later this year. There are already 2,800 stations in India right now, but it is expected to have around 10,000 CNG stations in the next seven to eight years.