New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki is readying to launch an electric version of its popular tall boy Wagon R in 2020. The price of the car is expected to start under Rs 7 lakh after FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles) subsidies kick in, Autocar India reports.
The 2nd iteration of the FAME subsidies or FAME 2 is expected in the near future and this might reduce the prices further. The Wagon R EV currently would qualify for Rs 1.24–1.38 lakh subsidy.
The Wagon R EV will have a healthy full charge range of 200 kilometres which could be a boom for the electric car market in India. With an expected battery size of around 25 kWh, the car could be recharged to 80 per cent in 40 minutes using a DC fast charger.
The Wagon R EV will have a different exterior look but will get all the goodies from its petrol counterpart such as LED lighting, ABS, dual airbags, parking cameras, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. In short, everything other than tailpipe emissions.