Maruti WagonR EV launch will happen in 2020. The all-new electric car will be available with both petrol and CNG-petrol fuel variants.
India’s market-leading carmaker, Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for the launch of the WagonR EV in India. The electric hatchback has been spotted testing on the roads with a batch of 50 units for quite some time, but we’ll have to wait until 2020 to see the electric WagonR launch in the Indian market. The all-new Maruti WagonR electric is said to be the latest variant of the regular tall boy hatch, the Maruti WagonR, which was introduced in a brand new platform in early 2019. Reportedly, the new WagonR EV will be offered with petrol and CNG-petrol fuel trims, with the LPG variants, lined up for a later date.
Maruti Suzuki will launch the WagonR electric in India in 2020.
According to Maruti Suzuki’s officials, the company will wait until next year to roll out the electric version of the WagonR since they are not sure about the demand for EVs in India. Despite the Indian Government’s push for electric vehicles segment, the battery cost is still very high and the customers’ responses are still uncertain. That said, the price of EV will be considerably higher than standard cars while the domestic buyers are so price-sensitive, then Maruti Suzuki needs to reflect more on its plan.
The Maruti WagonR EV is likely to be priced at around Rs 10 Lakh (estimated) at the time of launch.
In all likelihood, the upcoming Maruti WagonR EV will be priced at around Rs 10 Lakh mark onwards due to the expensive cost of batteries. Expect the electric car can do a range of 150 km per a single charge that makes it stand in sync with a city car. In other words, the WagonR EV might be considered a viable option of city car users and cab operators who basically have enough time to recharge the vehicle in a day. Already, the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV has been adopted for the intra-city fleets by some cab operators in India.
In a meanwhile, the Government has already launched a massive campaign to establish as many as 1,000 EV charging points across the nation. The charging infrastructure would be expanded to around 3,000 units at a later time. Along with it, the Indian Government also gives tax incentives to electric vehicles by providing free road tax, registration charges, lower excise duty along with tax benefits on loans taken to buy electric vehicles, all the ways to make electric cars more affordable for the Indian consumers.