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Maruti Suzuki is making a self-charging hybrid electric cars by the name of ‘Swace’

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is making one such hybrid electric car (HEV). Which will charge itself while running. The company is making this car in association with Toyota. It is being told that at the time of driving, this car will continue to be charged from the power supply from the basic infrastructure prepared on the side of the road.

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Let us tell you that the charging facility to be installed separately is the biggest obstacle in the development of electric vehicle culture in the country today. Compared to Tata Motors, Mahindra and Hyundai, Maruti’s speed in EVs has been slow compared to other companies. The company is now working on electric vehicles with another Japanese company Toyota.

Testing will start from next month

Rahul Bharti, Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Government Affairs, Maruti Suzuki said that we are going to test some electric vehicles jointly with Toyota. These prototypes will be tested next month. We are planning to get feedback from as many users as possible so that we can work on a ready-made pattern based on their usage. Till the time the charging infrastructure grows in India, you will need self-charging machines, so we are using hybrid electric vehicles.

How to charge a self charging hybrid car

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In self-charging cars, apart from wheel rotation, an internal combustion engine also powers the batteries. Which is an additional source of power. He further said that this is a modern technology which will be in focus for the next 10-15 years. In this, the battery will be charged without external infra and emissions will also be less.

Swace has been launched in Europe

In Europe, the hybrid electric vehicle developed by Suzuki in partnership with Toyota was launched in 2020. Its name has been named Swace. This car is based on Toyota Corolla estate. The car is powered by a combination of 3.6 kW battery and 1.8 liter petrol engine which gives an average of 27 km per litre.

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