Maruti Suzuki to convert its Alto, WagonR, Celerio into electric cars

by Automotive | 30-07-2018 | 4818 views

India's Largest car maker Maruti Suzuki, which commissioned a market survey to understand customers expectations early this year, has decided to develop electric motors for its small cars - Alto, WagonR, Celerio and A- star.

Maruti Suzuki plans to delve into manufacturing of electric vehicles in the small car segment over the next few years, as it seeks to tap a potentially large market for affordable eco-friendly vehicles.

Besides, it is planning to create an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles and plans to CNG-run vehicles in the coming years.

The two other automobile majors, Mahindra and Mahindra and Tata Motors are also pushing electric vehicles manufacturing in the country.

The government has set eyes on 100% EVs for public mobility and 40% electric for personal mobility by 2030. As per the report published in May 2017 by Niti Ayog, making India's passenger mobility shared, electric and connected can cut its energy demand by 64% and carbon emissions by 37% in 2030.

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