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Old 29th January 2019, 10:45   #31
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How come we don't know the KW and KWh specs on this car yet? Calling on the "scoopers" to activate their sources and get a peek into this information...


I absolutely love the "Dabba" looks of this car. To be a good city car for me (others might have different requirements), it needs to fulfill these "modest" requirements:
- Range >=150 kms range with AC
- Charge time <= 8 hrs: Quick charge capability would be a plus
- Decent acceleration (0-60 in 5s) and top speed (120 kmph) - to make it usable for roads like NICE and BETL.


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The car becoming higher is a given. The underfloor power packs see to it. I also expect shorter bonnets (I guess it is an EV and not a hybrid), What is critical is the expected range/time between recharges, esp in our summer, and the charging time/requirements. One must accept that this is a 'test mule', and the first Maruti EV may (and likely to) be quite different. Also, the price point for the car. I expect it to be costlier but remember the running costs will be far lower in terms of both 'fuel' and maintenance. I think one can say that power availability for charging in not a big issue.
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Sighted this on Delhi roads today
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Why do people refer to it as a "maruti" and not a "suzuki"?

Good move though. Are the cars stationed at different places and tested locally on all terrains and weather conditions or are they just driven through a stretch?

How mechatronically attuned are the drivers testing these vehicles? Can they identify issues to give critical feedback to the R&D?

If the team-bhp mods get a chance, they could suggest to the manufacturers on dropping off their test cars to some of the team-bhp members for say 3-6 months to get critical feedback with some spirited driving and testing!

OT - Have seen a Mahindra electric car (E-verito is what they call it) getting tested near the KR Puram bridge in B'lore. Just didn't have the enthusiasm to take a snapshot!
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Spotted the EV on Aarey road, Mumbai today morning.
2 vehicles back to back pretty rashly driven.
Could take only rear view pictures in the brief moment where I was tailing them.

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Small but sharp tail lights. Tall vertical spacing between the Stop light and Tail lights.

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There was a black bulging undercarriage part under the rear seat. The bulge gave an impression of reduced ground clearance.

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Would this be the battery bank?
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Caught one testing in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Looks a little boxy but was doing about 50 KMPH when I crossed it. Maruti starts fleet testing of Electric Vehicles in India-imageuploadedbyteambhp1548829031.790359.jpgMaruti starts fleet testing of Electric Vehicles in India-imageuploadedbyteambhp1548829079.229070.jpgMaruti starts fleet testing of Electric Vehicles in India-imageuploadedbyteambhp1548829126.335214.jpgMaruti starts fleet testing of Electric Vehicles in India-imageuploadedbyteambhp1548829158.200271.jpg
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Which tyre is being used for this prototype? It's not decipherable from the pictures.
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Spotted two of them near the VKI area in Jaipur today.
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Spotted the Maruti electric test vehicle today morning at JVLR near IIT Powai. I must say, it looks quite nice.

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Looking at the number plate, there seems to be many of these cars all over the country. When it comes to production, I guess it will be in current Wagon-R clothes and not in this boxy body ?

They could have used a different car and more modern looking body. Not sure if the platform could be based on HEARTECT. That could have enabled multiple possibilities.
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Looking at the number plate, there seems to be many of these cars all over the country. When it comes to production, I guess it will be in current Wagon-R clothes and not in this boxy body ?

They could have used a different car and more modern looking body. Not sure if the platform could be based on HEARTECT. That could have enabled multiple possibilities.
The EV Wagon-R running in India is also on Heartect technology. It is the platform width that is narrower in this car. Basic platform design is very similar.
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Looking at the number plate, there seems to be many of these cars all over the country.
There are 50 such prototypes running across the country on trials.

Source : https://www.financialexpress.com/aut...c-car/1342597/

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Maruti Suzuki's upcoming WagonR EV is rumoured to have a 200km range and will be priced under ₹ 7.5 L ( OTR, with all subsides included)


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The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is said to be spacious and could have different styling as compared to the standard petrol-powered version. Maruti Suzuki is already extensively testing the electric Wagon R around the country although the cars aren’t branded as such. The Wagon R EV will also come packed with the latest infotainment package such as a touchscreen infotainment with the updated user interface and smartphone connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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They will be lucky if that contraption that they call a car gives a 100 km / charge.
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They will be lucky if that contraption that they call a car gives a 100 km / charge.
Can you please elaborate on this? I mean the car is still in testing phase! Want to know how you arrived at this , when the car is not released yet.

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