The Tata Nexon is India's first car to be published on the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV).
The government is working on a vehicle scrappage policy for India. The publishing of the Tata Nexon ELV process on IDIS also complements the government’s initiative towards Vehicle scrappage policy & Automotive Industry Standards (AIS 129), contributing to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment and energy conservation. Now that the Nexon is also part of it, Tata Motors will provide information for vehicle handling that will enable the Indian Authorised Vehicle Scrapping Facilities (AVSF) to undertake dismantling of the vehicle in an environmentally safe manner. Tata will provide information on draining automotive fluids, the neutralization of airbags and seat belt tensioners as well as for dismantling of components containing hazardous substances.
This means Tata Motors will make the entire life cycle of its products sustainable, from the development of ultra-low/zero emission vehicles to responsible dismantling and recycling of the vehicle at the final ELV stage.
Speaking about this milestone, Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, Tata Motors, said, "At Tata Motors, our commitment to following sustainable practices is absolute. Accordingly, all our products are designed from the inception stage itself with high levels of recyclability potential to minimise material waste. Use of hazardous substances is restricted to bare minimal while manufacturing and now with a defined process to manage ELV, we are laying down the path for responsible dismantling and recycling at the vehicle’s end of life stage. We are hopeful that such pioneering initiatives will encourage all auto industry stakeholders as well as customers to consciously consider sustainability and environment safety in their decision making process while building and purchasing vehicles."