Toyota-Suzuki rolls out a plan for the hybrid and electric vehicles

The government has placed a strong emphasis on a cleaner and greener mobility solution to address the rising pollution and fuel Import Bill. The Toyota-Suzuki Alliance is readying a host of electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • Four electrified models are likely to be ready by 2020-2021 shared by two Japanese automakers.
  • An electric version of the Wagon-R car is been tested which will be powered with a battery capacity of 10-25 KWH (kilowatt hour).
  • Hybrid varieties to be shared between two companies of Belona, Vitara Brezza and Corolla.
  • Baleno and Brezza are likely to get a lithium-ion battery pack and 12V system, the Corolla may get a more advanced 72V system.
  • Hybrids will be installed with the power outputs of 12V-72V.
  • An estimate is that the fuel efficiency will be increased by 5-45%.
  • 50 vehicles are to be tested in Mumbai and Bengaluru.
  • The spokesperson of Toyota Kirloskar, the local unit of Toyota, said that they would not comment on the future.
  • According to sources there is deal signed between them, wherein Toyota would provide with the technical knowledge for the project, while Suzuki will manufacture and supply the same to Toyota.
Meanwhile, a lot of other efforts have been put in on localisation of parts and components to ensure that vehicles are affordable to the local buyers.

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