Captain N S Mohan Ram (Retd), an Auto Industry veteran and former President of TVS Motor Company, has launched his book ‘Recycling of End of Life Automobiles, With Special Focus on India and Developing Nations’ in Chennai, India.
The first copy of the book was presented by Dr Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies to C Samayamoorthy IAS, Transport Commissioner, Government of Tamil Nadu. M K Surappa, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, presided over the function. The book offers a comprehensive account of the automobile recycling systems in developed countries vis-à-vis the current scenario in developing nations and presents a future roadmap for India.
With a focus on sustainability, legal framework and challenges with relevant case studies, the book provides invaluable insights to policymakers, automobile and auto ancillary manufactures as well as the auto recycling industry. It is of special interest to academia and students of Automobile Engineering and Environmental Engineering and Sciences.
“India is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers and the 4th largest producer of cars. It is well on the way to meet the Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 of tripling output within a decade. In stark contrast to its world-class, world-scale automotive manufacturing the country operates primitive systems of scrapping vehicles. The informal industry for scrapping old vehicles, located in crowded residential areas, have neither the capacity nor the capability to tackle the huge increase in end-of-life vehicles which will be generated in the near future,” said Captain N S Mohan Ram (Retd).
Captain N S Mohan Ram (Retd) is now a full-time consultant with TVS Motor Company. He headed the industry panel in the Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) since its inception. He has travelled the world over studying automotive recycling systems and processes in both developed and developing nations. The author has spent three decades in the industry and is recognised as a well-known expert on automotive recycling.