Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid Car Full Detail
Country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is going to launch a car It will be the hybrid version of the country’s top-selling Maruti Suzuki Swift which is claimed to have a mileage of 48.2Kmpl, with an electric driving range of about 25.5 Km. Company named it ‘Range Extender‘. The car was first being developed for a pilot project, which was to be supplied to the Government of India. However, now the company can launch it for public. The company claims that the new Maruti Swift Hybrid with mileage of 48.2 km / litre.
Features of the car
- Maruti Suzuki Swift Range Extender offers three modes – series hybrid, parallel hybrid and all-electric.
- Range Extender is powered by a 658cc, 3-chamber petrol engine that, permanent magnet synchronous motor, which develops 73bhp.
- Company asserted a mileage of 48.2Km/liter, with an electric driving range of 25.5 Km.
Engine produces power –
In series hybrid model, the petrol engine functions as a generator to power the lithium-ion battery that consequently provides power to the electric engine. For this situation, the petrol engine will in a roundabout way help create power for the electric engine. In parallel hybrid model, both, the electric engine and the petrol engine, will give energy to the wheels.
The hatchback lithium-ion battery weighs approximately 1,600 grams and takes 1.5 hours to charge it with 200V Socket.
Suzuki is working towards creating moderate hybrid auto technology, with India being a key business sector for the organization. The dispatch of the Swift mixture is wanted to be around 2015-16, however now the main challenger will be the price when it will be advertised.
Government Scheme for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles –
To attract customers for electric and hybrid Vehicles Indian Government recently introduced a scheme “Fame India” (Faster Adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric Vehicles India). The scheme is part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. According to this scheme, for the creation of 2-Wheeler electric Vehicle and hybrid cars Govt. will provide subcidy of Rs 29,000 for 2-Wheelers and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars.
There is no mistake with the comfort and safety of the car, as it gets infotainment framework, push stop/start button, remote key less entry and back disk brakes. The heaviness of the auto is around 500kgs more than the normal Swift. At present, just Toyota is offering hybrid vehicles in India, which are the Prius and the Camry Hybrid. After that, Mahindra Reva e2O is the main complete electric vehicle that is accessible marked down.