Suzuki has announced that it will introducing six battery electric vehicles in India by FY2030. This is part of the government’s growth strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2070.
In the growth strategy for FY2030 shared by Maruti Suzuki India, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) said in India, it will provide not only battery EVs but also carbon-neutral internal combustion engine vehicles using CNG, biogas and ethanol mixed fuels.
The company has said that battery EVs will make up 15% of its total production portfolio while internal combustion engine vehicles will be 60% and hybrid electric vehicles at 25%.
The company’s arm Maruti Suzuki India is the largest passenger vehicle maker by sales in the country.
The new EV will reportedly be based on the eVX concept which was recently showcased at the Auto Expo and was revealed by the president of the Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshihiro Suzuki.
With new ambitions set high, Suzuki will have one of the largest product line-ups by a single manufacturer in India by 2030.
The company’s presentation did not reveal much about the design of the EVs, however, it did suggest that there would be a hatchback, a compact SUV, and three other similar SUV vehicles.
Suzuki aims to sell 3.5 million units a year by 2030, which is less than the previously estimated 5 million units.