Land Rovers are the last thing on the list of "Green things" on the Earth. They are everything but green- They are big, they are heavy and use engines of humongous sizes and appalling fuel efficiency.
But all that is about to change. Land Rover which is now a part of Tata Group, will be offered 27 million pounds by the U.K government if it decides to proceed with a green car project based on the Land Rover LRX.
The Land Rover LRX, shown at the Detroit show last year, is a concept and the smallest and lightest of Land Rovers.
What we know about Tata Motors
We know that Tata Motors loves getting its hand dirty by working on alternate fuel cars like the Indica EV, Indica Vista EV, Tata Nano hybrid, CNG Tata Xenon pickup, and the Tata Nano itself. We were also informed that Tata is working with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) on a fuel cell Indica.
Tata is finalizing plans on manufacturing an eco car in Thailand and will bring compressed air technology to India. Apart from those, Tata is also accumulated the green points with their 1.4-liter diesel engine on the Indica, which arguably is one of the most fuel efficient engines in India.
Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover-
We welcome the Government’s support for this project, which would form a key part of our future product plans and which we very much want to put into production.
The 27 million pounds would come from the Grant for Business Investment scheme, which is independent of other schemes for the auto sector.
Source- Fresh News India