As reported last month, Maruti Suzuki has flagged off prototype electric vehicles for field testing as part of the company’s plan to introduce EVs in India by 2020.
At the MOVE Summit in September this year, Osamu Suzuki, Chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation, had announced the nation-wide field testing of 50 prototype electric vehicles.
The prototype EVs are based on the new Wagon R that went on sale in Japan last year. They were flagged off from the Company’s Gurugram facility by CV Raman, Senior Executive Director of Engineering.
The EVs were developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation, however, they were built at the aforementioned Gurugram facility. The company wants to test an extensive real-life usage of the vehicles in multiple terrains and climatic conditions, which will help them obtain valuable insights and validate before a commercial launch.
The goal of this test is to gather customer perspectives too in order to create a reliable and suitable electric vehicle for the Indian customers.