Mercedes Benz rubbishes Bio Diesel use following Union transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s claims
German luxury automaker rubbishes Union Minister Nittin Gadkari’s claims by saying, it won’t be producing 100% bio diesel vehicles. Recently Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, Mercedes Benz has sent him a letter committing to produce 100% bio diesel vehicles. Now he German auto manufacturer says, it has no such possibility and attention.
In recent times India has been experiencing an anti diesel vibe across the country. 2000 cc and larger diesel engine powered cars are banned in Delhi, NCR and Kerala. This ruling of Supreme Court has led to rapid and massive sales decline for several automakers. The affected automakers include Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Mahindra, Toyota and General Motors in the particular regions. While Mahindra has came up with a solution by selling 1.99 litre diesel engine powered cars in Delhi and NCR, other automakers are yet to find any solution.
Incidentally, Nitin Gadkari said, the automaker has assured him about using biodiesel in its cars and trucks. But now it is clear that the company will continue to sell conventional diesel vehicles. Also the company MD and CEO discussed with Mr. Gadkari about availability of Bharat Stage-VI for all the vehicles. The German automaker has a large number of vehicles in its stable which run by large diesel engines.
After launching the ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ program in India Mr. Folger said, the company is now emphasizing on improving the after sales service. It is digitizing the service process and also committed to give its customers an unparalleled luxury car service in the country.
According to Mercedes Benz India CEO the ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ program is highly customer oriented. He describes it as an efficient, transparent and fast process, which will be available at a nominal pricing.