German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz today said in the long term to address pollution concerns India will have to go back to and adopt diesel technology.
Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki today reported a 10.6% increase in domestic sales due to strong demand for new launches such as Baleno and Brezza.
Maruti Suzuki said it will resume production of vehicles at its Gurgaon facilities from the second half on Wednesday.
The directions came after the counsel for the automobile industry pleaded before the tribunal not to pass orders before hearing auto makers’ contentions.
Maruti Suzuki had to suspend operations at its facilities on Monday, May 29 (second half) due to an incident of fire at the Manesar facilities of its supplier, Subros Limited.
NGT hears pleas of auto industry and central government not to ban diesel vehicles, next hearing in July
The NGT Bench headed by Chairperson Swatanter Kumar directed the states to submit details about most polluted cities, vehicle density and population in their respective states.
While the counsel for Maharashtra said that Mumbai is the worst polluted city in the state, the counsel for UP said they need more time to submit requisite data.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is set to consider, on Monday, whether to impose a ban on the sale of large diesel-powered vehicles in 11 more cities.
Automobile companies like Toyota Motor, Mercedes budgeting financial support for diesel-ban hit dealers, staff
The NCR used to be the largest market for diesel vehicles until the Supreme Court imposed the ban in December as part of efforts to improve the quality of air.
While these cars are both petrol- and diesel-powered, 15,995 diesel variants from this lot will be inspected for possible replacement of a faulty fuel filter as well.
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