Mahindra & Mahindra is offering free Pollution Control (PUC) testing at all of its dealerships nationwide on June 5 and 6 in celebration of World Environment Day. PUC testing is conducted using a specialized tool called a Pollution Tester (PCM). It analyzes the vehicle’s exhaust to measure the concentration of pollutants that can have adverse effects on human health.
With this initiative, the automaker aims to highlight its commitment to environmental awareness. Over the past few years, OEMs have taken many steps to reduce their environmental impact, thereby contributing to a greener future.
One such initiative launched by Mahindra last September involved a partnership with Shell for a waste oil recycling program. The company has implemented this program at 13 of its dealers, which has recycled 49,780 liters of waste oil to date. Under the partnership, Shell collects used oil from Mahindra dealers through its partners and ensures the circulation of the oil.
Last month, the company expanded the program to five other resellers, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to sustainable practices.
Mahindra has also applied the mECO car wash program, whereby it saves water used when washing cars. The ongoing initiative limits water usage to at least one liter per wash, resulting in significant water savings. The automaker claims to have saved 33.30 million liters of water last year alone.
In another development, the company’s last-mile mobility division marked 100 Treo electric cars from Begumpet, Hyderabad on World Environment Day. Mahindra swore to invest $1,000 crore in the state in phases for its EV base. This will be the upcoming automaker’s second production facility next to the one in Pune, Maharashtra. The Telangana facility will manufacture OEM electric tricycles, such as the Treo, as well as electric four-wheelers.
Date of first publication: 17:08 pm June 5, 2023 IST