Maruti Suzuki aims full electrification in India by 2030 keeping pace with government’s EV Mission to make all cars electric
Maruti Suzuki is aiming to launch its first all-electric car in India by 2020. Despite staying behind the other brands, the Indo-Japanese automaker is running fast to grab a good share in the domestic EV market thanks to Suzuki’s global partnership with Toyota to develop electric powertrain technology. Boosted by the joint venture, Maruti Suzuki is also keen to bring its green cars here soon.
Being one of the fastest growing and largest auto markets in the world, India is certainly going to play a key role in Suzuki’s EV strategy and hence come the plan of launching new electric vehicles here. Not only an all electric car by 2020, Maruti Suzuki also targets to electrify its entire portfolio in the country market by 2030, keeping pace with the central government’s ambitious Mission EV 2030 strategy. Under this plan, India will adopt zero emission pure electric mobility by the end of next decade.
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As Maruti Suzuki India chairman Mr. RC Bhargava says, Toyota and Suzuki’s joint venture is beneficial for Maruti. Under this partnership, Maruti will be able to roll out EVs in India much faster. He hopes this JV will boost India’s overall electric vehicle market as well.
Presently, Maruti Suzuki is conducting a survey across the country to understand the customer views on electric vehicle and the findings will surely help the brand to research and develop zero emission cars for the market.
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Maruti Suzuki also reveals that its electric vehicles will be expensive at the early stage. But with increased localised production and more availability of battery packs, pricing will come down making these green cars affordable to the mass buyers. Interestingly, Suzuki is gearing up to produce the battery packs for EVs in India and this facility is going to play pivotal role for the Maruti EVs.
Presently, Indian EV market is dominated by Mahindra with its range of zero emission cars like e2o Plus, e-Verito. Tata Motors too have rolled out its Tigor EV, but that’s not available for the mass buyers yet. Nissan and Toyota too are keen to grab a share in the domestic EV market in coming years.