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Maruti Suzuki electric Wagon R to come with fast charging

Auto News - Published on Fri, 01 Mar 2019

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Economic Times reported that to counter challenges like range anxiety and charging infrastructure, country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki to install both AC and DC fast charging options in its first-ever electric vehicle Wagon R, slated to launch in 2020. The electric hatchback Wagon R is expected to be priced between INR 7 lakh to INR 10 lakh.

According to the various reports citing sources, the DC fast charging will enable the driver to charge upto 80 percent of the battery in one hour, while the AC charging will take seven hours for a complete charge. Moreover, the hatchback will come with a decent range of 200 kms in a single charge. Given, the limited charging infrastructure in the country.

However, the company has not yet shared details on the battery and its range. Maruti Suzuki is already testing more than 50 electric Wagon R under different road condition and weather. Built on the new heartech platform, the electric Wagon R on test reportedly have two charging inputs in front (AC Charging) and rear (DC charging).

Fast charging with a range of 200km in a single charge can one of the strong catalyst for consumers who are willing to shift to electric cars from conventional cars.

With a price range of Rs 7 lakh-Rs 10 lakh, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be the cheapest electric five seater car in the country. It will not only lure the personal vehicle buyers but also taxi-owners who are looking for low running cost and low maintenance vehicle.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 01 Mar 2019
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