Maruti Suzuki’s India chairman, R. C Bhargava has announced that the company is not planning to launch a personal use EV next year. He cited many reasons behind this decision including lack of charging infrastructure, support mechanism and the lack of government support for personal-use electric cars.
Wagon R EV, which was rumoured to be the getting ready for commercial launch, is a testing vehicle and will only move forward for more trials and tests, he said.
He also said that since the government has prioritized electrification of two and three-wheelers first, personal cars are out of favour at the moment. He highlighted the need of domestic manufacturing of key components like battery before these vehicles go mainstream [via].