October 9, 2018: In line with its commitment to introduce an Electric Vehicle by 2020, Maruti Suzuki has flagged-off proto-type Electric Vehicles for field test.
The prototype EVs were flagged off from the Company’s Gurugram facility by Mr. CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering), today.
At the MOVE Summit in September this year, Mr Osamu Suzuki, Chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan had announced the nation-wide field testing of 50 prototype Electric Vehicles.
The Electric Vehicles have been developed exclusively by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan and built at Maruti Suzuki, Gurugram facility, as our commitment to Make in India.
This extensive real-life usage of the vehicles in multiple terrains and climatic conditions will help the company get valuable insights that will help in validation and successful launch of Electric Vehicle technology in India.
Testing of these vehicles will also help Maruti Suzuki to gather critical inputs based on customer perspectives and will help to create a reliable and suitable Electric Vehicle to delight Indian customers.
These Proto-type Electric Vehicles have been developed on an existing model of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan.