India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, has announced that it will soon begin testing of its first electric vehicle prototype as it gears up to release 50 electric cars onto the Indian market.
Showcasing the prototype electric Wagon R at the MOVE Global Mobility Summit earlier this month, managing director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa, joined by chairman RC Bhargava, said that rigorous testing of the vehicle will start next month.
“The testing in multiple terrains and climatic conditions will help us get valuable insights from real life driving conditions. With these tests, we are confident that our Electric Vehicle will be well accepted by our valued customers,” he said.
The company hopes to launch its first EV by 2020, in a country that analysts McKinsey & Co say promises to become the world’s largest for electric vehicles.