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  • Maruti Suzuki Showcases New WagonR-Based Electric Vehicle Prototype: Launch In 2020

    Maruti Suzuki has showcased a prototype electric vehicle (EV) at the ongoing MOVE Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi. The all-electric prototype is based on the Japan-spec WagonR, which is based on the Heartect platform. Suzuki launched the new WagonR in its home market in 2017 where it is even available with a hybrid powertrain. The prototype showcased recently, however, was manufactured at Maruti’s Gurugram plant.

  • Lack of policy not to hinder auto companies’ EV ride

    New Delhi : Automobile majors Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Electric and Mercedes-Benz have said that the absence of an electric vehicle (EV) policy will not come in the way of their developing the eco-friendly vehicles. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had said that there was no need for a policy for EVs as an action plan has been prepared and technology should not be trapped by rules and regulations.

  • EV sales to grow double digit till 2020

    New Delhi : Electric vehicle (EV) sales in India are expected to witness a double-digit growth till 2020, fuelled by government measures for the sector and reducing battery prices, among others, according to a joint study by Assocham and global advisory services firm EY.

  • Auto Expo 2018: Renault unveils Zoe EV

    Electric Vehicles (EVs) seem to be the buzzword at the 14th edition of the Auto Expo with several manufacturers showcasing various products and concepts at their pavilions. The Zoe from Renault is one such EV that has attracted the attention of the public with its upmarket and compact proportions. Currently on sale in Europe, the Zoe is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s ‘B’ platform that underpins the Renault Clio.

  • Move to 100% EV can create $300 bn battery market

    New Delhi : India’s move towards a 100 per cent electric vehicle (EV) fleet by 2030 could create a USD 300 billion domestic market for EV batteries, according to a report by government think tank Niti Aayog and the The sub-continent would account for two-fifths of global EV battery demand by then and the shift to the clean energy fuel could necessitate an investment of USD 100 billion, to set up 20