Maruti Suzuki plans to launch electric vehicles in India
Maruti Suzuki,India’s largest carmaker plans to launch electric vehicles in India.The company is also trying to bring more diesel engine cars for the country on seeing the great demand for diesel cars in India.
At the Tokyo Motor show held yesterday,the company showcased Swift electric vehicle hybrid,new version of Alto christened the Alto Eco,new Swift Sport and a concept electric scooter.The company claimed that the new Alto Eco will have a greater fuel efficievcy of 30.2kmpl.
Mr.Toshihiro Suzuki,Representative Director and Executive Vice President,Executive General Manager (Corporate Planning Office) of Suzuki Motor Corporation quoted that it is under consideration to launch electric vehicles in India.He said that the specifications cannot be told and there is possibility,but the only problem is infrastructure in terms of electric plugs.
Toshihiro said after considering the infrastructure problems faced with CNG and LPG models,introducing the electric vehicle poses even a bigger challenge.He added that even in CNG models,there is limitation in the number of gas stations.So it is more difficult to introduce electric vehicles in India,but they will introduce at the right time and it is under consideration.
Regarding the diesel engine cars,he said that they are trying to line up more diesel engine cars…When they are introducing more models in India,they will put more diesel engines.