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Suzuki’s Indian unit to make affordable EV

Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki managing director discusses plan develop affordable compact EV in India – outside of the company’s existing partnership with Toyota India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki will start making an affordable electric vehicle (EV) by 2020, reports newspaper the Economic Times. The EV will be based initially on technology from Japan’s …

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“Expensive” battery EVs not a fit for Toyota, says chairman

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada in 2015. Source: Toyota

Current battery technology and expense means EVs are not ready for mass production, Toyota’s chairman said in an interview Electric cars are not yet ready for the mainstream, the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told Der Spiegel. “Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes …

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