Renault Nissan Automotive progresses towards Carbon Neutrality vision

Car manufacturer Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd. has been progressing towards its carbon neutrality target which was launched in February this year.

The company’s factory in Chennai has already launched a campaign to replace single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives. Renault Nissan Automotive Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) said in a statement on Sunday that it is making strong progress towards its 2045 carbon neutral goal and will surpass several important milestones by 2030. According to the statement, which coincides with World Environment Day celebrated on June 5. Each year, the roadmap for achieving carbon neutrality includes three areas – increasing the share of green energy, aggressively improving energy efficiency, and the continuous adoption of energy efficiency technology in the Oragadam plant.

As of fiscal 2022-23, the company’s strategy has already allowed the automaker to reduce the equivalent of 87,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

“At RNAIPL, our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility is imprinted in everything we do. We have set ourselves on an ambitious roadmap of carbon neutrality by 2045 and this goal underlies our drive towards using more green energy, optimizing energy consumption..” said Managing Director Keerthi Prakash.

“..we aim to strengthen this position not only within the Alliance, but also within the industry.”

The Chennai plant currently sources nearly 60 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.

The station will expand its indoor solar power plant capacity from 2.2 MW to 14 MW through the additional installation of rooftop solar panels and floating solar panels in the station pond by 2026. By utilizing renewable energy sources, RNAIPL is meeting 85 percent of its She added that the energy needed by the plant will be from renewable energy by 2030 and the transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

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First published: 04 Jun 2023 | 5:48 PM ist