Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the country’s largest carmaker, has said it has started work on electric cars, which could be launched before 2025. The company has not yet given an exact launch date, but it has said for sure that the launch date will be determined by the parent company Suzuki. Also, Maruti Suzuki said that they are also working on future flex-fuel vehicles including CNG. We tell you that Tata Motors is currently the largest electric car company in the country. Tata Motors sold more than 1,000 electric vehicles in September alone.
Waiting for market response
According to the Economic Times, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Varghese said, “The number of 1000 cars is very good, but we did not feel enthusiastic. If we sell 1000 cars a month, we will not be happy, we have to go beyond that. ” He added, “There should be good demand in the market. If I start selling electric cars, about 10,000 cars will be sold every month. “
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Flex-fuel engine work is also underway
Maruti Suzuki has already discontinued the diesel engine, although the company says it is working to bring in a CNG product as well as a flex-fuel car for the future. It may be recalled that recently Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the government would make flex-fuel engines mandatory for all types of vehicles within six months.
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Apart from this, the demand for CNG is continuously increasing, the company said. “The government has clarified the policy of promoting CNG vehicles for private transport. At present, the demand for CNG is also increasing and the waiting list in the MSIL portfolio is mostly for CNG vehicles,” Vargab said. Let us tell you that the company offers an alternative to factory-fitted CNG in models like Maruti Suzuki Alto, WagonR, Celerio and Ertiga.