Takes significant steps to build capability in Alternate Fuel technology
Chennai: Ashok Leyland, the flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced today several initiatives to build a green mobility future. To enhance its presence in the Alternate Fuel space, the company has planned a slew of products starting with CNG and LNG. The company has also put in place a strong and a capable team to focus exclusively on alternate fuel technology that uses low carbon. To facilitate this endeavour, the company has dedicated its existing testing facility in Hosur to exclusively focus on Alternate Fuels.
Sharing his comments on these important initiatives, Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland said, “As we march towards our vision of being among the Top 10 Global CV Makers, it is equally important that we do this sustainably. Our mission is to positively impact humanity and conserve the environment through sustainable energy and mobility solutions. Future mobility is moving towards alternate fuel technology, and the Hosur Testing facility dedicated today, managed by a talented and capable team will help drive Ashok Leyland’s green mobility future.”
Dr N Saravanan, CTO, Ashok Leyland, commenting on these initiatives, said, “On Alternate fuel options we are already seeing a push for CNG & LNG, and expect other fuels such as Methanol, Hydrogen etc. to start replacing fossil fuels. At Ashok Leyland, we are working on the development of all the above alternate fuel technologies, while we continue to make our IC engines more efficient. We are committed to this path of sustainable mobility.”
Powertrains today are predominantly driven by IC engines – Gasoline & Diesel. Over the next decade, alternative powertrains comprising of Battery Electric, Fuel Cell Electric will emerge, and Ashok Leyland has dedicated teams focusing on the development of these future power trains.