The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) said that they have started work on electric vehicles, which can be launched before 2025. The company has not yet given the exact date of launch, but it has definitely said that the launch date will be decided by the parent company Suzuki. Also, Maruti Suzuki said that they are also working on future flex-fuel vehicles with CNG. Let us 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 report, RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The figure of 1000 vehicles is very good, but we did not feel enthusiastic. We will not be happy if we sell 1000 vehicles a month, we have to go beyond that.” He added, “There should be good demand in the market. If I start selling electric vehicles, then it should sell around 10,000 vehicles per month.”
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Work on flex-fuel engine also underway
Maruti Suzuki has already discontinued the diesel engine, although the company says that they are working on bringing a CNG product as well as developing a flex-fuel vehicle for the future. Let us inform that recently, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the government will make flex-fuel engines mandatory for all types of vehicles in six months.
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Along with this, the company said that the demand for CNG is increasing continuously. Bhargava said, “The government has clarified its policy of promoting CNG vehicles for personal transport. At present, the demand for CNG is also rising and the majority of the waiting list in the MSIL portfolio is for CNG cars.” Let us tell you that the company offers the option of factory-fitted CNG in models like Maruti Suzuki Alto, WagonR, Celerio and Ertiga.