Honda Cars India gets into car scrapping business

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese multinational automaker Honda, recently announced that it has partnered with Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI) to provide its clients with an all-inclusive solution for the scrapping of their End of Life Vehicles (ELVs). According to the company, the customers will be able to get their old cars scrapped in an environmentally friendly and scientific manner. With this partnership, HCIL hopes to help its customers get the most out of their ELVs by simplifying the deregistration process and working with its dealer partners to provide certificates of deposit/destruction.

Honda Cars India gets into car scrapping business

Commenting on the launch of the new initiative, Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd, said, “The Vehicle Scrappage Policy by Government of India stipulates scrappage and deregistration of old vehicles to promote phasing out of unfit vehicles from the roads, improve safety and lowering of carbon footprint in India. We are pleased to offer a one stop solution to our customers through our dealers, to scrap their old cars in a systematic and environmentally friendly manner. With this association, Honda Cars India intends to go beyond while serving and delighting our customers.”

Furthermore, Masaru Akaishi, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI), added, “Today we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Honda Cars India Limited. MSTI will continue to contribute to the improvement of India’s environment by providing environment friendly ELV dismantling services.”

As part of the agreement, the MSTI scrap and recycling centre and the HCIL dealership will provide clients with assistance in car evaluation, estimate arrangements for the vehicle’s scrappage value, and end-to-end services including vehicle pick-up, transportation, and disassembly. Finally, it will also facilitate an MSTI Certificate of Deposit or Destruction to the customers.

Customers would be able to claim benefits under the Vehicle Scrappage Policy, which has been implemented by several State Governments and was announced by the Government of India. The consumer will also benefit from further confidence that their old car cannot be utilised improperly, preventing future legal liabilities or bother. By creating a circular ecosystem for End of Life Vehicles through safer and more environmentally friendly disassembly and scrapping, this cooperation represents a significant turning point in Honda Cars India’s commitment to green mobility, stated the company.

Currently, the government-approved ELV scrapping and recycling company MSTI is establishing contemporary ELV scrap and recycling facilities around the nation. Beginning in Delhi NCR, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, the service partnership will begin its operations. With the future inclusion of more scrappage centres by MSTI, the coverage areas will also grow.

Nitin Gadkari, the union minister of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, recently made the announcement during the inauguration of Nagpur’s Agrovision 2022 that all government-owned vehicles older than 15 years would be discarded. The Indian government has issued an order to that effect to all state governments. This included all kinds of vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, and buses. He declared that all old vehicles will be taken off the roads.