Maruti Suzuki India believes that India ‘s momentum in electric mobility has nothing to do with the Covid-19 pandemic.
RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India, said “What will make or break electrical mobility will be a customer. If they find it to their advantage, they will buy it. Several factors such as affordability, ease of ownership, battery technology work behind electrical mobility”
In 2019 several leading car makers came forward and rolled out electric cars. Hyundai, MG Motors and Tata Motors also launched full-size electric SUVs.
At Auto Expo 2020, Maruti Suzuki India also showcased the Futuro-E concept, an electric prototype model.
The companies should be prepared, the government can have incentives on electric vehicles, but the question is whether the company is ready or not. So, I don’t think that Covid-19 is a problem for electric mobility, added Bhargava.
Maruti Suzuki India has also developed an electric car based on the WagonR, However, the question remains whether the company wants to buy them or not. The electric WagonR is approved as part of the fleet services, “he added