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Honda plans Affordable Electric Cars for India

Honda plans Affordable Electric Cars for India

Snapshot: Honda is working on a strategy to introduce Electric vehicles in India.

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Earlier, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch electric vehicles (EVs) in India by 2020, where Suzuki will produce EVs for the Indian market and some to Toyota, and Toyota is to provide technical support. As per media reports, Honda is working on a strategy to introduce Electric vehicles in India. The Japanese car manufacturer is looking into developing affordable EVs that will be feasible for Indian traffic conditions.

Speaking on this, Yoichiro Ueno Chief Executive Officer, HCIL told to ET, “We feel that diffusion of battery EVs requires significant infrastructure development and overcoming other challenges, such as cruising range with batteries, affordability and consumer acceptance. HCIL strives to plan battery EV models that will be best suitable for the traffic conditions in India in view of the usage including travelling distance.”

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The main concern here is the lack of charging infrastructure, cruising range and affordability that most manufacturers have. According to Honda, hybrids will play a role by the time EVs gain a mainstream acceptance in the Indian market. Though, there was a raise in the price of the hybrids in recent times as per GST guideline. In India, Honda Accord is the only hybrid model currently offered.

Honda has already set an Electric Vehicle Development Division Honda R&D facility in Japan that will solely take care of development of EVs, where the company expects that 65% of the EVs will account for its total sales by 2030.

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