A Proud Moment For Volkswagen Group India

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. (SAVWIPL), the umbrella under which automotive brands Skoda, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Lamborghini are found, has bagged a Green Energy Certificate from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad – the first automotive plant to do so in the city. According to the automotive group, the said plant has transitioned to 100 per cent ‘green’ energy, years in advance of its 2025 target. The certification came in after the plant commissioned a 980 kWp rooftop solar power setup to meet 40 per cent of its annual energy requirements. As a result, the production facility will post nearly a 48 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions every year.

Ultraviolette Set To Expand Presence In And Outside India

Two investment firms – Qualcomm Ventures and Lingotto – have decided to back Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd. – a Bengaluru-based start-up specialising in sustainable mobility and energy infrastructure – with investments. The new resources will be utilised towards increasing the brand’s presence in India and the subsequent expansion in international markets. Also, the funds will help bolster Ultraviolette’s technological capabilities. The firm’s first product – the F77 electric motorbike – is set to launch on November 24, 2022.