Honda 2Wheelers India expands renewable energy portfolio, Installs second wind turbine system in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, December 17, 2021:Reducing itsdependence on non-renewable resources by leveraging hybrid energy systems (wind & solar), Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Inaugurated its 2nd wind turbine system in Bhanvad(Dwarka district, Gujarat), around 350kms from the company’s Vithalapur plant.
Built with an investment of INR 176 million, Honda will now produce a total of 4.7 MWwind energy including its first wind turbine system (2 MW capacity) installed inRadhanpur (Patan district, Gujarat) last year.
Noteworthy, HMSI will now meet over 50% of total energy requirements at its 4 manufacturing plants in Manesar(Haryana), Tapukara(Rajasthan), Narsapura(Karnataka) & Vithalapur (Gujarat) from renewable energy resources.
Speaking on the inauguration ceremony, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said, “As a company aware of its responsibility towards the society, now and in the future, energy security is a key focus area for us at Honda. By reducing our thermal power consumption, HMSI is moving closer towards Honda’s long-term environmental vision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The inauguration of oursecond wind turbine in Gujarat is yet another step towards reducing environmental impactof our products and business activities. We continue to remain committed in our efforts towards protecting the natural environment.”
Harnessing Solar & Wind Energy for sustaining future generations
Further broadening its approach towardsrenewable energy, Honda 2Wheelers India is consistently investing in sustainable resources for power generation.Generatingclose to 66 MW electricity every year, all HMSI manufacturing facilities across India harness renewable energy sources for meeting the company’s diverse energy requirements.
For FY’20-21, HMSI generated more than 77 Million KWh units’ electricityfrom renewable resources while offsetting over 55,000 metric tonnes of Carbon dioxide emissions in the environment.