India ‘s No. 1 car manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki in great success in petrol & diesel now going to launch electric car wagon r electric. It may change the behaviour think about electric vehicles.
Wagon r electric specification
Maruti is testing a fleet of 50 proto-type electric car based on the Japanese wagon r on the Heartect platform for field test. Car maker says that wagon r electric will be tested in various weather & terrains and according to result/testing help to successfully launching.
|Charging||7-8 Hour for domestic charging point.|
|80% charging in 50 min due to fast charging.|
|Type of charging||AC/DC|
|Battery life||7-8 Years|
Center of gravity down due to this stability increase.
Low running & maintenance cost.
Wagon r electric seem to be attractive option for fleet owners or for daily average running.
Wagon r electric launch date
Maruti going to launch wagon r electric in 2020 (May launch in Nov/Dec).
Wagon r electric price
The cost of wagon r electric could be 8-10 lakh.
Wagon r electric range
Wagon r electric range may vary from 200-250 KM.
Wagon r electric Battery
Maruti is setting up a factory for lithium-ion batteries with collaboration with Denso & Toshiba for upcoming electrification revolution in indian automotive industry.Total investment for this plant approx. 1150 croe & Maruti, Toshiba & Denso has stake of 50,40 & 10 respectively.
Wagon r electric competitor
Wagon r electric compete with TATA & Mahindra electric cars.
Last year Maruti also signed MoU with Toyata to develop affordable electric cars. Maruti will responsible for manufacturing of Electric Vehicle & Toyata will provide technology.
Challenge for EV
High Cost in compare to petrol & diesel vehicle.