Future-proof your vehicle with S-CNG

Brand Feature Updated: May 28, 2019, 02:02 AM IST

What is the way forward for mass mobility?

There are rising concerns over environmental impact due to the cars we drive. With an increased focus on reducing emissions and the government taking strong initiatives towards electric mobility, traditional gasoline-powered vehicles will need to make way for electrification and mild hybridisation. While going fully electric is the ultimate goal, costs are prohibitive, especially in the mass segment at this moment, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

If you too are an advocate of switching to cleaner mobility, you should look at factory-fitted cars, like S-CNG cars offered by Maruti Suzuki. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is an abundantly available fuel source which results in significantly lower emissions, is safer to use and meets the upcoming emission norms. It's no wonder then that the sales of CNG cars in India are growing over 50 per cent year-on-year.

Maruti Suzuki S-CNG

The future of CNG cars in India

Healthy growth figures aside, the advantages of CNG as a fuel are clear, and as the viability of diesel engines reduces in the mass segment, sales of CNG vehicles will continue to accelerate further. CNG cars are the logical way forward for more reasons than one.

  • Affordable alternate propulsion technology
    Electric vehicles, or even hybrids, are dependent on expensive battery technology for the breadth of benefits offered. CNG cars offer the benefits of lowered emissions and maintenance costs, and more affordable running.
  • Demands less infrastructure changes
    Electric vehicles are in a very nascent stage and there is very limited availability of charging stations. On the other hand, the infrastructure for CNG is expanding rapidly. Around 5,000 CNG stations are expected by 2025, a number which is going to drive widespread adoption of CNG vehicles for private and commercial use.
  • Growth of CNG fuelling stations
    Refueling infrastructure is set to see a leap in growth, going from around 1,400 stations currently to over 10,000 in the course of the next decade, making refuelling a CNG vehicle easier.
  • Reduces traditional fossil fuel dependence
    According to ETEnergyworld, as things stand, India's crude oil import bill for financial year ending March 2019 has been estimated to be Rs. 881,282 crore. CNG differs from traditional fossil fuels in its abundance and cost, and a reduction in the import of crude oil will help the economy of the country as well as the environment.

Why choose a Maruti Suzuki S-CNG car?

Engineered and optimised for Maruti Suzuki vehicles, S-CNG technology is integrated into Maruti Suzuki vehicles in the safest way possible, in the factory itself. The system includes a complete ground-up integration. Further, S-CNG vehicles are crash tested with the system to ensure safety in any situation. All this goes towards a stress-free ownership experience throughout the life of the vehicle. Some of the top selling CNG cars in India belong to the Maruti Suzuki stable, and it isn't a surprise to why.

Know more about Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG technology and its range of factory-fitted S-CNG cars, right here.


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