Maruti Reveals Their Electric Ambitions: 1st Electric Car To Launch In This Year! Check Full Details
- Maruti Suzuki is going to launch its first electric car in India in 2025, said Hisashi Takeuchi.
- The company’s first EV will be manufactured out of its Gujarat plant
- The company has been working on its electric vehicle for over a year now.
- Tata Motors is currently leading in the electric passenger vehicle segment in India. Currently, the company accounts for more than 85% of sales in the electric car segment.
The biggest carmaker in India, Maruti Suzuki, is expecting to introduce various electric vehicles in the country in order to draw level with rivals like Tata Motors. As of right now, the company does not sell any electric vehicles in the country.
Maruti Suzuki to release first electric vehicle in 2025
Hisashi Takeuchi, Maruti Suzuki’s new managing director and chief executive officer during an interaction revealed that the company’s first electric vehicle (EV) is going to be released in the year 2025.
Takeuchi added that the company’s first EV will be manufactured out of its Gujarat plant and other factories will start producing EVs once the demand for the car rises in the country.
“We are a little behind our competitors in introducing the (EV) model to the Indian market, but we see that still, the market demand for those EVs is limited. Actually, sales of EVs in the Indian market are still very, very limited.” Takeuchi said.
Maruti Suzuki is testing EV’s in the Indian environment
The company has been testing EVs using its existing platforms. According to Takeuchi, Maruti has replaced the internals of various cars, adding batteries and motors to test the EVs in the Indian environment. The tests were seemingly started over a year ago.
Tata Motors is the current leader in the EV segment in India
Presently, Tata Motors is leading in the passenger electric vehicle segment in India. As per the data from the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), Tata Motors accounts for more than 85% of sales in the electric car segment. MG Motors is a distant second with a share of 11.49% and the remainder is occupied by other companies like Mahindra.