Renault Nissan for innovative and sustainable mobility

Renault Nissan Automotive India.

3. Good Health and Well-Being 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action

Overview

Development of low emission engines and electric vehicle engines (Zero emission) at affordable costs and superior quality. Their vehicles are qualified under Indian government emission regulation norms to provide the best quality and environment-friendly products.

Authors

Mitali Khanore

Mitali Khanore

Sampada Shendure

Sampada Shendure

Subhadeep Chakraborty

Subhadeep Chakraborty

Sparsh Bazaz

Sparsh Bazaz

Bharadwaj Mahanti

Bharadwaj Mahanti

Ameya Talwalkar

Ameya Talwalkar

School

Goa Institute of Management

Goa Institute of Management

Professor

Divya Singhal

Divya Singhal

Innovation

"The advancement is explicitly towards the innovation part concerning improvement over two factors, i.e., the Electric Vehicle and Low outflow Vehicle Development. For this, we are chipping away at BS6 motors, which are a necessity according to the public authority guideline. Yet, with that, we need to make such motors and vehicles which will decrease the emanation into the climate to a diminished level, which is a lot of value to the general public. This item improvement will assist us with advancing and decrease the outflow of contaminations from the car area and will help in giving a cleaner air to the individuals of the general public."

To briefly introduce the government regulations, the Bharat Stage (BS) emission standards are set by the government to regulate the air pollutants from the internal combustion engine and spark-ignition engine equipment. In simple words, these standards aim to minimize the emission of these pollutants, which happen due to the use of vehicles. At present, the automobile sector must follow the BS-VI (BS6) norms. Mr. Ketan is motivated to work towards the betterment of society. Thus, the company is doing research and development in this field to reduce the cost to society by the emissions that occur.

Renault Nissan for innovative and sustainable mobility

Inspiration

The company’s mission is to meet sporting challenges and commit to the development of automotive technologies. Renault began its operations in India in 2005 in a partnership with Mahindra and Mahindra group and launched the LOGAN in 2007.

Mr. Ketan is the Technical Head of Renault Nissan. His focus is on developing the cars' engines and ensuring that all the government regulations are fulfilled, and the emissions are reduced. He has experience of 6.5 years in this field. He is also working towards the development of electric vehicles in the country and believes that if Tesla enters and invests in the Indian market, it would be a great boost to the market's electric vehicle segment, which is unexplored and has very few players.

Overall impact

The automobile industry has an impact on life on this planet via emission technology and EV technology. As Renault- Nissan is catering to satisfy the Bharat Stage 6 state 2 norms to track the SDGs and their indicators. The future standard should also serve as a platform for businesses to track their contribution to the SDGs based on their business models throughout their value chain. After interviewing Mr. Ketan, we came to know how the automobile industry impacts life on this planet via emission technology and EV technology. It is time to integrate the SDGs within the business models of companies rather than through isolated projects. This change will not happen overnight, however. We need to start the evolution today by identifying what drives action and change at an integrated business model level rather than at the project level.

Business benefit

“The innovation is specifically towards the technology part concerning two product development, i.e., the Electric Vehicle and Low emission Vehicle Development. For this, we are working on BS6 engines, which are a requirement as per the government regulation but with that, we want to make such engines and vehicles which will reduce the emission into the atmosphere to a reduced level which is very beneficial to the society. This product development will help us optimize and reduce the emission of pollutants from the automotive sector and will help in giving cleaner air to the people of the society."

Social and environmental benefit

Primary SDGs that Renault Nissan aims to follow are:

SDG 3- Good health and well-being– Lower emission leads to cleaner air, greater health for people, and good air to breathe.

SDG 7- Clean energy- Transforming from BS4 to BS6 step 2 and the addition of ethanol in petrol has led to cleaner energy. Ultimately EV will be giving zero emissions for the cleanest energy possible.

SDG 9- Industry innovation and infrastructure- For electric vehicles, great infrastructure is needed to incorporate to run the electric vehicles in India. And this innovation will improve the industry innovation to the next level pushing other companies to innovate more.

SDG 12- Responsible consumption and production – Alternative resources such as renewable energy rather than using petrol to reduce petrol consumption.

SDG 13- Climate action – To achieve the specific climate goals to be achieved for the global level by 2030 and the launch of zero-emission EV in India to positively impact carbon footprint.

Interview

Ketan, Technical Lead

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Renault Nissan Automotive India.

Renault Nissan Automotive India.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN

Business Website: https://www.alliance-2022.com/

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000

The Renault-Nissan Alliance plant for overall business areas at Chennai in India has a capacity of 400,000 units.

Opened in March 2010, the plant addresses an endeavor of 45 billion rupees ($990 million) and employed 1,500 people. The primary Renault vehicles for the Indian market to move off the manufacturing lines were Koleos and Fluence.

The Chennai plant is the leading Alliance site to execute a manufacturing structure to share the two associations' data and best practices. The new amassing measure allows the plant to convey Renault and Nissan vehicles on the same assembly line.