New Delhi. India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is building a hybrid electric car (HEV) that will automatically charge while driving. It will not need to be charged from its roadside infrastructure. The charging facility to be installed is the biggest obstacle in the development of electric vehicle culture in the country.
Testing will start next month Compared to Tata Motors, Mahindra and Hyundai, Maruti’s speed in EVs has been slow compared to other companies. The company is now working on electric vehicles with another Japanese company Toyota. Rahul Bharti of Maruti Suzuki has said that Maruti Suzuki is making a self-charging hybrid car in collaboration with Toyota. He further said that we are doing joint testing with Toyota on some electric vehicles from next month.
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We want feedback on usage patterns from consumers. Unless the electric vehicle charging infrastructure is well developed in the country, self-charging technology will be a good option. Keeping that in mind, we are focusing on the development of hybrid electric car.
How to charge Self Charging Hybrid Car? In self-charging cars, apart from wheel rotation, an internal combustion engine also powers the batteries. Which is an additional source of power. He further said that this is a powerful technology which will remain in focus for the next 10-15 years. In this, the battery will be charged without external infra and emissions will also be less.
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In 2020, Suzuki launched a hybrid electric vehicle developed in partnership with Toyota in Europe. Its name has been named Swace. This car is based on Toyota Corolla estate. The car is powered by a combination of 3.6 kW battery and 1.8 liter petrol engine which gives an average of 27 km per litre.
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