Suzuki Motorcycles is planning to introduce electric two-wheeler in India by 2020. This also coincides with Maruti Suzuki's plans of launching its first electric car in the country.
According to ET Auto, the company is planning to invest in electric vehicles in India. The company Chairman, Osamu Suzuki met with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi back in 2017.
After the meeting, the company has committed to invest Rs 1,700 crore towards EVs in the country. The company has partnered with Denso and Toshiba for the EV investment in India. Suzuki's first step will be to set-up a battery-production facility in Gujarat.
The Indian-subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp will bring electric vehicles to India. This includes both electric scooters and motorcycles. However, the initial priority will be the introduction of electric scooters. With Electric Motorcycles to be brought in at a later stage.
Suzuki has already set up a project team of five people. The project team with the help of KPMG will find solutions for electric vehicles in India.
Suzuki is also said to be addressing the issue of the range offered by electric scooters. The company is also looking into swappable batteries to address the issue of range.
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