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Old 4th June 2018, 18:38   #16
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Rumour: Maruti to launch WagonR EV in 2020

Maruti plans to launch its first electric vehicle (EV) in 2020. According to a recent media report, the company’s first budget EV is likely to be based on the WagonR.

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The WagonR EV would be a product of the Toyota-Suzuki partnership. The current-gen WagonR has been around since 2010 and hence the EV could be based on the next-generation platform.

Although not yet confirmed, the WagonR EV could be manufactured at Maruti's Gujarat plant, in the vicinity of a future battery-manufacturing unit. At present, Maruti assembles the WagonR at its Gurgaon factory. It has also been reported that the carmaker might continue building the WagonR here and source components for the electric powertrain from Gujarat.

According to previous reports, Maruti's first EV would use technologies developed by Suzuki. The compact EV could be priced under Rs. 10 lakh and might have an output of 25 to 35 kWh. Maruti Suzuki will also launch EVs built in partnership with Toyota.

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No other Indian car is more suited for an EV adaptation, than the practical tall boi WagonR.

But the power figures?

True, they have to consider costs, weight and range of the battery. But, I guess the weight of the car would be much higher, negating any 'instant torque' advantage of an electric motor.

At least 45 kWh (60 bhp) would have been preferable.

Well... Can wait and see.
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Power does not matter to me as much as the range for an EV. If it can go >150km on electric power alone and is launched at a subsidized cost, then I may seriously consider it.
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Celerio being more modern platform should be better suited I feel. However WagonR carries a legacy and brand value, though it has not really seen much change in over two decades.

Hoping this will be some sort of all new platform with the WagonR branding than the same old car running Electric motor(It is bit heavy for that)
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I think for most Indian cities, a range of around 100km should be sufficient if supported by some charging infrastructure.

My car is presently showing an average speed of 17kmph -I don't think peak power is anywhere a concern in Indian cities

Electric cars have super torque right from the word go. This should more than compensate for a lower BHP
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Suzuki gives out more details of its e-plans.

Suzuki plans to set up the full ecosystem, starting with a lithium-ion battery plant, before unit Maruti begins selling the vehicles in India. Manufacturing of Suzuki’s vehicles are likely to happen in Gujarat.

Maruti Suzuki aims to produce as many as 35,000 electric cars annually in India starting 2020-21, when it rolls out the first of these cars in the country.

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the target is to get approximately 2% of sales in 2021 but the infrastructure that Suzuki is creating for electric vehicles will help them hit the ground running
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Suzuki will venture into the electric vehicle market quite late compared to some of its competitors. That’s why they wanted to make sure the foray into electric should be sustainable and gradually gain volume. The battery plant was crucial and now the management has internally decided on 30,000-35,000 units per annum from FY21

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Not just cars, Suzuki to bring in electric bikes.

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Suzuki Motorcycle India, the local two-wheeler subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp, is plannin Not just cars, Suzuki to bring in electric bikes g to bring in electric two-wheelers to the Indian market by 2020.
The timeframe coincides with the plans of Suzuki’s Indian car- maker unit, Maruti Suzuki, to launch an electric car here.

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Maruti Suzuki aims to sell 1.5 million electric cars a year in India by 2030.

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An all-electric car, due for debut in India in 2020, which will be a completely new model and not an electric version of any of its existing models.
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Osamu Suzuki, the 88-year-old Chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), has asked the company's executives to target sales of 1.5 million electric cars a year in India by 2030 though its subsidiary Maruti Suzuki.
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Stating that SMC had taken up a challenge to ensure that 30 percent of its five-million-units sales target is met through sales of electric vehicles, the chairman said that he is 'firing up executives every day
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Maruti Suzuki has the largest product portfolio among car makers in India with 15 models (11 through Arena and 4 through the Nexa channel).

These include models in hatchback, premium hatchback, compact sedan, mid-size sedan and SUV segments. All these are powered by either petrol or diesel engines or a combination of petrol-CNG or diesel-electric (hybrid).

Suzuki also said that it plans to expand its portfolio in India to 30 models by 2030. To compliment the growth in sales, the company is also looking to add dealerships and take their count to 10,000 from the current 2,625.

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Suzuki want to sell 1.5 million electric cars a year in India by 2030.

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Osamu Suzuki, the 88-year-old Chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), has asked the company's executives to target sales of 1.5 million electric cars a year in India by 2030 through its subsidiary Maruti Suzuki.
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"We want to continue to control 50 percent of the market and achieve annual sales of 5 million in the country," said Osamu Suzuki.
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Maruti Suzuki is currently working on an all-electric car, due for debut in India in 2020, which will be a completely new model and not an electric version of any of its existing models.

The car will be jointly developed by Suzuki and Toyota under an alliance that was announced in 2017.
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Is this the new electric Wagon R? Spotted on Mulund Airoli bridge today.
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Maruti Suzuki road testing 50 EVs in India: Toshihiro Suzuki

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Speaking on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, he said: “We are road testing fifty electric vehicles in India… In order to reduce CO2 further, it is crucial to fully utilize existing technologies in addition to electric vehicles. In the Indian context, we firmly believe that hybrid and CNG vehicles are the most effective solution, with fastest results. Especially, it should be pointed out that hybrid technologies are evolving at a rapid pace.”

"Suzuki will also introduce hybrid vehicles aggressively with technical support from Toyota Motor Corporation.
In the Indian context, we firmly believe that hybrid and CNG vehicles are the most effective solution" Toshihiro Suzuki

The company is setting up a manufacturing plant of automobile lithium-ion battery in Hansalpur and also localizing other components required for EVs.

“Since the technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles have similarity, we will first localize components of hybrid vehicle and followed by electric vehicle,” Suzuki said.

Suzuki also informed that production at the engine and transmission plant will start soon.
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