- Proto-type electric Vehicles are developed on an existing model
- Vital information to be gathered on the basis of customer inputs
- To introduce a fleet of electric cars in India by 2020
Gearing up to deliver a fleet of electric cars in India by 2020, the country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has commenced testing of electric cars in India. The test results will help the company gather vital information based on customer inputs. The company claims that the extensive real-life usage of the vehicles will help in validation and development of new technology. Moreover, it will help to create a reliable and suitable electric vehicle to the delight of Indian customers.
The proto-type electric-vehicles are reportedly developed on an existing model by Suzuki Motor Corporation and will be manufactured at the Maruti Suzuki facility in Gurugram, exclusively for fleet testing. Speaking on the initiative, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki is committed to bringing Electric Vehicle in 2020. The testing in multiple terrains and climatic conditions will help us get valuable insights from real-life driving conditions. With these tests, we are confident that our Electric Vehicle will be well accepted by our valued customers.”