The Talegaon manufacturing plant just reached the milestone of producing 100,000 engines. This has been achieved within just two years of the powertrain facilityâ€™s inception in Maharashtra. This is a huge milestone for the company given that the facility is GMâ€™s first powertrain plant in the world that simultaneously produces both petrol and diesel engines.
The facility is known to produce the most fuel-efficient engine in India. The 1.0 litre diesel engine that does duty in the Beat is one of the smallest and cleanest diesel engines in the world which also makes it the most popular car from GMâ€™s stable in India. The popularity extends to the 1.3 SDE (small diesel engine) that powers the newest car from the GM portfolio â€“ the all new SAIL U-VA.
Not to be left behind are GMâ€™s small gasoline engines, the most fun to drive gasoline engines in various cars such as Spark, Beat and SAIL U-VA. The Talegaon facility churns out 1.0 litre and 1.2 litre gasoline engines with high level of performance compared with the competition.
2012 has already been a remarkable year for General Motors India and it just got better with this landmark achievement, thanks to the ever increasing popularity of the Chevrolet Beat and all new SAIL U-VA. Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Lowell Paddock, President & Managing Director, General Motors India said, â€œThis is a proud moment for us all of us at GM India. Crossing the milestone of producing 100,000 engines at the Powetrain plant is a testament of our commitment to the Indian market. With the launch of the Chevrolet SAIL U-VA and the forthcoming launches of Chevrolet SAIL and Chevrolet Enjoy, we will be stepping up the production at the plant. We look forward to achieving more milestones as we go ahead and offer best-in-segment cars in the Indian automobile market.â€
The General Motors India’s Talegaon manufacturing plant was also recently recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Energy Reduction Progress. The plant is one of GMâ€™s 54 facilities worldwide to meet this voluntary energy-reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Talegaon manufacturing facility managed in cutting its energy intensity by 12 percent in less than two years thereby avoiding the release of 4,419 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.